Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter?

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Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels.


Ben Blatt tallied up the adjective, adverbs, common phrases, and sentences that appear in the three series. The results aren't surprising—Collins' phrases tend to be descriptive and action-based, while Meyer's are related to emotion and Rowling's speak to the fantasy and intensity of her world—but it's still interesting to see which descriptive words show up frequently in each set of books. And it's a bit amusing to see which sentences the writers tend to repeat. Head over to Slate for the full analysis.


A Textual Analysis of The Hunger Games [Slate via TDW]

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It's actually terrifying how that handful of sentences reads just like an abusive relationship.