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The Saudi-Iranian War

  by Ted Halstead


(about 506 pages)
126,501
total words
of all the books in our library
31.23%
vividness
of all the books in our library
8.87%
passive voice
of all the books in our library
3.83%
all adverbs
of all the books in our library
1.56%
ly-adverbs
of all the books in our library
2.27%
non-ly-adverbs
of all the books in our library

clippings from this book

We’ve analyzed hundreds of millions of words, from thousands of different authors, training our linguistic models to recognize the most vivid words in the English language… the words that create the most intense sensory experiences: colors, textures, sounds, flavors, and aromas.

Based on our analysis, we’ve scanned through the pages of this book to find the two pages at the extremes, both the most-passive and the most-vivid pages, so that you can compare them side-by-side and see the difference:

MOST PASSIVE PAGE
MOST VIVID PAGE
planes will protect the helicopter and the weapon it carries! Are we ready? Can these planes really succeed against the Saudis? Surely, they will have their best planes and pilots protecting the capital.” Bijan nodded. “I think the J-20s can succeed. We only have to keep the Saudi fighters off the Chinook for ten minutes or so. The J-20s will be difficult to hit for the same reason I am confident they can make it across Saudi airspace without detection. They are fifth generation fighters that are nearly invisible to radar. Our radar has been unable to detect them until they are practically on top of us. The Saudis’ radar may be better, but I don’t think it’s that much better.” Reza looked doubtful. “Don’t the Saudis have American made fighters? Aren’t they just as good as these Chinese planes?” Bijan shook his head. “The Americans have fifth-generation fighters, including the F-22 and F-35. They have sold none to the Saudis. The fighters they do have such as the F-15 are capable, and they could get lucky. I must repeat — there is no way to guarantee success in such an operation. All we can do is prepare as well as we can, in the time we have available. Still, I believe we will succeed.” Reza sat mute for several moments, and Bijan started to think that the operation would be canceled. Then Reza nodded sharply. “Continue your preparations. I will let you know when whatever nuclear weapons we have are plumbing. That means no bathroom until we get back upstairs.” Farhad nodded, and took the recommended few sips of water. Next, they worked to assemble three crates from the pre-cut wooden components and metal hinges Kazem pulled from a storage cabinet. Once the crates were done, Kazem opened up the last storage cabinet and pulled out six pieces of styrofoam, each with an interior cut to size. He placed one styrofoam piece inside each crate. Then he placed each crate on a dolly next to a glove box. Next, Kazem handed Farhad a bulky one-piece rubberized suit, with a clear plastic faceplate. “At Doshan Tappeh we had suits we could hook up to a dedicated ventilation system, which had the advantage of helping to remove any radioactive particles that somehow entered the suit. Here, though, we’re just going to have to be grateful that at least the air conditioning works.” Farhad nodded, and put on his suit. Within minutes they were both sweating inside their anti-radiation suits as Kazem first opened the lid of each glove box, and then together they each lifted one end of the device into the matching styrofoam indentation inside each crate. Two of the crates were longer than the third, to allow room for a separate indentation in the styrofoam for the component that remained for final assembly. They then placed the matching pre-cut styrofoam piece on top of the weapon, followed by the wooden lid. After screwing in the lids, they rolled each dolly

emotional story arc

Click anywhere on the chart to see the most significant emotional words — both positive & negative — from the corresponding section of the text…
This chart visualizes the the shifting emotional balance for the arc of this story, based on the emotional strength of the words in the prose, using techniques pioneered by the UVM Computational Story Lab. To create this story arc, we divided the complete manuscript text into 50 equal-sized chunks, each with 2530.02 words, and then we scored each section by counting the number of strongly-emotional words, both positive and negative. The bars in the chart move downward whenever there’s conflict and sadness, and they move upward when conflicts are resolved, or when the characters are happy and content. The size of each bar represents the positive or negative word-count of that section.

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