Poetry and rap are dissected using text mining techniques in order to determine overall trends in the words used by both. With this data, the way in which ideas and concepts are expressed can be compared and contrasted as a way of showing the legitimacy of rap as a form of literary expression. Other topics within the paper are: a background of the history of rap and the digital humanities, and an example of a close reading featuring a medieval poem and a rap by Eminem. This demonstrates how even in a traditional way of handling texts, both poetry and rap are capable of discussing complex thematic elements.
Dr. Emma WIlson
Humanities, Language and Literature, English and American
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Giller, Remington Yve, "Using Big Data to Facilitate A Lyrical Analysis of Poetry and Rap" (2021). English Undergraduate Distinction Projects. 5.
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