Lexicon

This lexicon is based off of the poetry of Eliza R Snow. Each entry was written by a student who devoted their reading of Snow’s collection of writings to find and analyze each instance of the word and determined the usage in the poems contextually.

Each word contained in this lexicon is a noun that is in the top one hundred most used nouns separately in the works of Eliza R Snow and Emily Dickinson, and then are  the eighteen most common nouns that Eliza R Snow and Emily Dickinson had in common between these lists.

Through corpus analysis, each word contained in this lexicon was found to be a noun that is one of the top eighteen most common nouns that Eliza R Snow and her contemporary Emily Dickinson have in common between their bodies of work.

Inflections and origins can be found next to each headword. Similarities and differences in usage can be seen from how the words are traditionally used today, as well as in that time period. A fully comprehensive Dickinson lexicon which served as a model for our project can be found at edl.byu.edu.

 

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