This case study of letters were taken from the 1917 published volume of letters of a young French painter who died on the front in one of the battles of Argonne.
The following are the charts of the core word, raw frequency of 'war' and 'home.' The raw frequency is the number of times the word appears in each letter. The dates of the letters appear on the bottom. Some collections have a multitude of letters and the dates are grouped tightly, and may be unreadable presently.To access the information click here - Voyant-tools.
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This set of letters incorporates about 33 letters in total. This is from my own personal letter collection.
The following are the graphs of the core word frequencies of 'war' and 'home.' The relative frequency is the percentage that the word appears in each letter. The dates of the letters appear on the bottom. Some collections have a multitude of letters and the dates are grouped tightly.
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The first volume that I extracted letters from was a book called "War Letters of a Public-School Boy, Paul Jones." This was published in 1918 and can be found on the Gutenberg.org site. www.gutenberg.or/ebooks/29333. Below is a word cloud created by the letters within the volume.
The following graphs were from the same letters and show the trend of the core words 'war' and 'home.' This is a general fluctuation of the percentage that the words appear throughout the three grouping of letters. More analysis will be performed at a later time on these letters.
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Notes from the Author
The word clouds in each case study are generated either by importing text from published letters found on Gutenberg.org or importing the transcribed letter text from my personal collections.