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  1. Jul 2018
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    1. Then she dried her eyes and went over to the looking-glass. She dipped the end of the towel in the water-jug and refreshed her eyes with the cool water. She looked at herself in profile and readjusted a hairpin above her ear. Then she went back to the bed again and sat at the foot. She regarded the pillows for a long time and the sight of them awakened in her mind secret, amiable memories. She rested the nape of her neck against the cool iron bed-rail and fell into a reverie. There was no longer any perturbation visible on her face.

      Polly's actions here could be analyzed by extracting the past tense verbs. She seemed to fall into a reverie of the future. Perhaps we could weigh her actions with regard to Mr.Doran's to penetrate what they genuinely expect from the affair.

    2. peaceful and resigned

      James Joyce played around with adjectives for the corpse of the late Father. He described his face as 'very truculent, grey and massive, with black cavernous nostrils and circled by a scanty white fur' a few lines before, but here, he turned the whole picture around completely!

    1. Out came the thin, butter-yellow watch again, and for the twentieth—fiftieth—hundredth time he made the calculation.

      The watch is a recurring motif in this story. And time after time the 'thin', 'butter-yellow' aspects of the watch were underscored. And here Katherine demonstrated a peculiar use of the token '----' , maybe she used it in consistence with her other stories such as The Garden Party.

    2. shrewd grey

      The author devoted a lot of beautiful adjectives to delineate Mr.Hammond's glance: 'quick', 'eager', 'nervous', 'shrewd', and so on. Maybe fetching those words would facilitate our understanding of this character.

    3. Dark figures of men lounged against the rails

      I am interested in the adverbs used to invoke feelings about certain characters, such as these "dark figures" here, which are "lounging" against the all. We could do a pos search and also a ngram search to see how characters actions are used to invoke feelings about them.

    4. The very smoke coming out of their chimneys was poverty-stricken. Little rags and shreds of smoke, so unlike the great silvery plumes that uncurled from the Sheridans’ chimneys. Washerwomen lived in the lane and sweeps and a cobbler, and a man whose house-front was studded all over with minute bird-cages. Children swarmed.

      A comparison of the smoke that came out of the chimneys brings about a pathetically stark contrast of the socioeconomic lives of people who lived in such proximity. Perhaps an extraction of the adjectives used to describe their chimney smokes could better demonstrate the differences.

    5. “My dear!” trilled Kitty Maitland

      The author implements zoomorphism, using the sound of birds to describe how the characters talk: Jose "cooed" liked a dove, Kitty Maitland "trilled" like a warbler, and "'Tuk-tuk-tuk,' clucked cook like an agitated hen." The author also uses a lot of adverbs to modify other verbs, such as "oily", "meaningly", "fondly", etc, I think we could run a parts of speech analysis on the contrast of ways of behaviour between characters from the Sheridan household and the village.

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    1. I propose to tell you–in the first place–what is known of the manner in which your cousin met his death; appending to the statement such inferences and conclusions as we are justified (according to my opinion) in drawing from the facts

      Sergeant Cuff's narrative is very straight forward and to the point compared to the others, especially Miss Clack. Because Cuff's intention in this narrative is to relay facts to Franklin, and also because he is a detective, Cuff uses few unnecessary adjectives or "flowery" language. I would be interested in running a POS (Parts of Speech) analysis on Cuff's narrative and compare it to Clack and Betteredge, as well as the rest of the text.

  4. Jun 2016
    1. proof of stake, calculating the weight of a node as being proportional to its currency holdings and not its computational resources

      While I much prefer PoS to PoW, it is a concern that the weigh of a node is proportional the amount of holdings it currently possesses. That exacerbates the asymmetry of resources/wealth in the system, favoring those who are successful & therefore earn coins over those who for whatever reason aren't. It isn't clear what the challenge is by which coins are earned.