What Are the Most Popular Phrases in THE HUNGER GAMES, TWILIGHT & HARRY POTTER?
Timed to the hit release of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE this weekend, Slate Magazine has done indepth textual analysis (who knew?) on the hit series by Suzanne Collins, and for good measure, ran the same analysis on Stephenie Meyer's TWILIGHT and J.K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER series.
So, what are the most used adjectives? Well, for HUNGER GAMES, it's drunk, good-natured, functional, preliminary, initial, last-ditch, despicable, diagonal, lethal and rich. That does indeed sound like THE HUNGER GAMES to us!
For the angst-ridden TWILIGHT books, the most used adjectives are words like unwilling, unreadable, instinctive, hesitant, wistful and compatible.
And the magic filled HARRY POTTER? Terrified, Open-mouth, gleeful, magical, squashy, spiral and famous.
For the full analysis, click here.
They'd even gone as far as calculating the percentage of all sentence openings (not necessarily the whole sentence) that come from each author's most used opening list:
J.K. Rowling: 2.35 percent
Suzanne Collins: 2.69 percent
Stephenie Meyer: 4.42 percent