Friday Fun - Puncuation and Prejudice

All the punctuation in P&P from neuroecology

I read a number of interesting articles on Medium daily and this article really caught my attention.

He mentions that he saw a series of posters that show all the punctuation in novels and he wondered what his favorite books would look like. He wondered if you could tell them apaort and he realized that yes, you could.

One of the books he looked at was Pride and Prejudice.  Here are some of his findings (but I highly recommend you read his full article).

P&P's most used punctuation is the comma followed by the period and quotation marks.

The novel averages around 20 words per sentence.

The novel also averages about 6 words per punctuation mark

Adam then turned these punctuation mark charts into heat maps

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