Get with the Ngram

I’ve had another chance to use the digital tool Google book Ngram viewer. I searched the words “Khaleel” and “war”. I graphed them independently and together to see which would be the best way to view the information. When I graphed the words together only the data of one of the words seemed to be prevalent on the chart while the other seemed to have no informative value at all. In this chart you can see how the word “war” out-values the word “khaleel” and I find this a little tragic because this means that not all words would be able to be compared together from this graph alone.

Here you can see the graph of both words:

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When i searched up my name “Khaleel” I found it pretty weird that my name was mentioned more in books of the 19th century instead of the 20th or 21st. This could mean that my name isn’t used as much in books of today or that the popularity of my name has decreased since it’s introduction in the history of English literature.

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I searched up the word war because that was one of the few things in history that has been apart of every generation. The value of the word spiked for two separate years and those were around the years of 1918 and 1942, which is almost identical to the same time frame of World War I and World War II. This shows that the atmosphere of literature at the time revolved around the current events of that time and the only event going on at that time was war.

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