Think of our discussion of author diction and bias in the "Secret Messages" activity/discussion. As we begin reading and viewing Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman play, Fires in the Mirror, we asked ourselves to pay close attention to individual words and their connotations. For a visual representation of the words chosen by our class members here is a "Wordle" (word cloud) of the first fifteen pages of the play.
By the way, here is a link to the NY Times "word clouds" we viewed in class before we generated our own. Remember that these represent the actual words used in the two party conventions.