As indicated in my final project brainstorm, I will proceed with the difference in language use by women and men analysis. Using Voyant, I will textually analyze 20-25 poems of 10-12 female poets and 10-12 male poets (all from the 20th or 21st century), and then compare the statistical results. My hypothesis is that the occurrence of object and action words will be more prevalent in male poets work while female poets will have more “social process” words, or words reflecting emotions and concepts.
My initial list of poets is as follows:
Edna St. Vincent Millay