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  1. Which authors and magazines are the centers of influence in this network?

BLAST is one of the largest influences. The Little Review and The New Age are also large in this graph. Not too many authors are very influential in this graph except for Windham Lewis.

screenshot_1458592. Do authors or magazines seem more important here?

Magazines definitely seem more important here. They appear much larger than almost any other thing in this graph entirely. The authors are scattered and are not nearly as large

3. In contrast, what magazines or authors are least connected, and what does that tell you about these data?

Some authors appear outside and have little to no connections. This tell me that these may have been one time authors or their other work has not been explored in this data set.

4. Does it show you anything unexpected? If so, what is it, and how did the graph help you to notice? If not, what is the value of the network graph as evidence, anyway?

Something unexpected that I found is, what seems to be, an ‘oops’ within the program. Such common words like “A, An, The” have some of the most connections in the graph. The graph helped me notice by enlarging these words and highlighting them in color.

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“Race” frequency in voyant

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The word “race” was most used in the first volume in November, 1910. The pattern appears to stay relatively constant over time, but rose once again in the eighth volume in May, 1914. This volume had advertisements aimed towards specific races. In issue two of volume ten, the word “race” was not used at all. It seems that the author actual pointed out a specific race, African-American, rather than broadly saying “race”. In the beginning, most authors that used the word “race” in The Crisis were from northern states. However, around 1915, this completely changed. Over time, most authors that used the word “race” were from the south. This was around the time of WWI, and segregation was still a debated topic. In some cases, this may be misleading because the word is used in a different way in some issues. For example, one issue used the term in the sense of “presidential race” rather than using “race” as a way to classify a group of people. The graph emphasizes words that are used most commonly by enlarging the font size and making them a brighter color. The Cirrus widget is different from the trends because it does not show the frequency of the word over time, but rather just shows how many times the word was used.

Members: Kyle Sisk, Audrey Brown, Brandon Hanat

Our First Great Tragedy of the War

Page 60, Article 2

http://library.brown.edu/pdfs/1292948398124250.pdf

This article talks about how “Negro men” are called into this war without having any education. The argument states that some of them do not know how to read or write or how some even believe that the war is occurring a few miles from Atlanta. It also talk about how they were repressed and exploited and then called upon to help fight for the country. The only keyword that truly stick out in this section is “war”. This is to be expected as the section was dedicated to explaining the challenges that some men face in the war. This word is employed to signify what is occurring at the time. The topic of the argument is similar to that in The New Freewoman because they are telling a story of how they see this group of military men who were repressed and then called upon in a time of need. It connects to the magazine in a way to tell stories of oppression and repression.

Word Searches in The New Freewoman

1. We chose the word “cycle” due to its various uses throughout the magazine to show that there is order within some things, such as time

2. The New Freewomen: An Individualist Review by Dora Morsden (1913).

3. Some of the works that appeared had nothing to do with this concept because the word
“cycle” was used for things like “motor cycle”. Some were similar in that they were used to reference periods of time.

4. We were surprised to find so many works that had “motor cycle” in them, but were not surprised to find some that used cycle as a means to identify certain time(s).

5. We were only able to find this author as a part of The New Freewoman. Since we were only able to find this piece of work by her, we assume that she sticks to this genre.

Group Members:

Audrey Brown, Brandon Hanat, and Kyle Sisk

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

I believe the that the main theme of this poem is time. Prufrock tells of the things he wishes to do, but by the end of the poem he has become and old man who has let time pass him by. “Do I dare     Disturb the universe?” and “In a minute there is time     For decisions and revisions which a minute will revise.” are two quotes showing that he is building the courage to do the things he has wanted to do; however, later in time he has not accomplished what he set out to do when he says “Would it have been worth while,    To have bitten off the matter with a smile,    To have squeezed the universe into a ball    To roll it toward some overwhelming question.” He eventually realizes his shortcomings and is waiting for his future at the bottom of the sea by ending with “We have lingered in the chambers of the sea    By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown    Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”

Intellectual Introduction

The question that motivates me is “How can we improve our daily lives?” This question is what has driven me to go into the business field. I would like to not only be successful, but also improve the lives of other people. Being able to create and manage business is essential to all who want to be a part of a business. One inspirational business man is Steve Jobs. During his lifetime, he not only helped create successful products, but he led his business to success.