A Word Cloud of Not-So Eligible Bachelors

This Word Cloud (which was made using the Voyant word-frequency tool) captures the wit and humor of Gallant’s article. The size of the word corresponds with its frequency in use in the article’s text. From this it is easier to analyze the themes and tone of the article, and opens the question of why certain words are repeated. Given the marital status of those being interviewed, and the arguably sarcastic tone of Gallant’s writing, the irony of “marriage” and “women” being two of the most frequently used words – two near antonyms of the word ‘bachelor’ – possibly reflects Gallant’s satirical tone when exposing her subject’s vapidity. This tool supplies the reader with evidence of theme from the text that can be contextualized with Gallant’s tone.