Michelangelo's letters: visualizing interesting differences

Chris Culy

Revised 8 April 2015

Did Michelangelo write differently to different people? Of course! The real question is how …

These visualizations allow you to explore Michelangelo's language usage. Each column shows his usage when writing to the person (or group) at the top of column compared to everyone else.? For example, we can compare how Michelangelo uses "io" with his father versus everyone else, with his nephew versus everyone else, etc. Click on a column heading to sort that column (or reverse its order).

token lemma part of speech unigrams bigrams trigrams

(1 per line) p-vals bars heatmap

by item by person (plot dots only)