Bush’s legacy speaks for itself

If you haven’t seen them already, check out these amazing graphics by Stephanie Posavec. It looks like she spent an incredible amount of time hand-coding, and possibly hand-counting (!) paragraphs and words in the works she covered. I set out to try to replicate some of her styles, and while some are proving easier than others, I’ve put together my own set of sentence diagrams, centering around the State of the Union Addresses given by President Bush over his eight years in office. Please note that when I say “most frequently used uncommon words,” I mean that I eliminated from the count all words in this handy list of the 500 most commonly used words in English (which may or may not be accurate, but it’s good enough for me), as well as the words “America”, “American”, and “Nation”, because those are apparently pretty high usage words for presidents. Let me know what you think in the comments, as well as any critiques or suggestions for future analysis you might have.

Bush’s Legacy [png]

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