How to read a novel using the ‘word-based’ structure
By now you’ve probably noticed a pattern: Every few weeks, the title of a novel is often followed by a word or two that refers to the structure of the novel.
But, according to a new paper in the journal PLOS ONE, a novel by a writer known as Dontel has taken a new and unexpected route in that it uses the word-based structure.
The authors used a technique called word-for-word repetition to identify how each word or sentence relates to the rest of the story.
They found that the novel’s structure is largely influenced by its use of words, and by the way that the sentences relate to each other.
A word- for-word recitation of a sentence in a novel can provide a way to visualize the structure that makes up a novel, they wrote.
“If you read a sentence by itself, you can’t identify the meaning,” said lead author Rui de Souza of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“So you have to look at the structure.”
In their study, the authors looked at how many times each word in the novel was used to describe a subject or theme, how the sentence related to each of the main characters and how it linked to the narrative.
In a word-free novel, you’d expect to see similar structure.
The authors found that most of the word used to represent a subject in the first paragraph is used to refer to an object or event in the next paragraph, with the exception of the final paragraph.
In contrast, in a word for word recitation, the sentence is used as a whole to describe the subject, the plot, and the themes.
To do that, the researchers used a computer program called the word frequency database, which analyzes sentences in newspapers, magazines and other news sources to see how often each word is used in different contexts.
In the case of Dontels novel, this analysis showed that a lot of the words in the story were used to convey a sense of place, or to show a story’s location.
As a result, the structure and structure of each sentence is often shaped by the number of words in it.
Dontel was published in 2015.
(Courtesy of the Dontell family)”You have to pay attention to every word in a sentence,” said de Souaza.
“It’s not just the words, it’s the way you use them, the way the way it relates to one another.
The structure of a word is a lot more than the word itself.”
The researchers found that a sentence can be structured to give the reader a sense that it’s related to the story, but that the structure is often very different than the story and the characters’ motivations and actions.
Using word frequency data to predict structure in a narrative can be used to improve plot development and plot structure, the study found.
So if you’re a reader, try to visualize how your favorite characters and plot lines would be structured, said de Bouza.
You’ll learn a lot.
There’s an interesting example that we’ve done a lot in this work, and that is a book called The Night Watch.
It’s about a young woman who goes to sleep with the night watchman, and there’s a lot about her.
But the first sentence of the book describes how she has no power over the night.
If you see that sentence, it makes sense because the first word in that sentence is the word that describes her.
You can also see that it relates very strongly to the way she thinks about herself.
When you’re reading a novel that has a structure that’s very specific to the characters and their motivation, that’s going to be much easier to follow.
“You can’t use word frequency alone to predict plot structure,” said De Souza.
“But you can use it as a starting point to help you understand the structure a book is built on.
By understanding how the story is structured, you’ll be able to identify which elements of the plot are interesting to you.”