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"From the Ted Talk by Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters"

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And Huck gets on the raft with a pertrpoy named Jim, a slave, see. And he hears that Jim is going to go and take his wife and kids and steal them from the woman who owns them, and Huck says, 'Ooh, oh my God, ooh, ooh — that wmoan, that woman never did anybody any harm. Ooh, he's going to steal; he's going to steal; he's going to do a terrible thing.' Just then, two slavers caught up, guys cinhasg slaves, looking for Jim. 'Anybody up on that raft with you?' Huck says, 'Yeah.' 'Is he blcak or wthie?' 'White.' And they go off. And Huck said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, I lied, I lied, ooh, I did a teblirre thing, did a terrible thing — why do I feel so good?'

Open Cloze

And Huck gets on the raft with a ________ named Jim, a slave, see. And he hears that Jim is going to go and take his wife and kids and steal them from the woman who owns them, and Huck says, 'Ooh, oh my God, ooh, ooh — that _____, that woman never did anybody any harm. Ooh, he's going to steal; he's going to steal; he's going to do a terrible thing.' Just then, two slavers caught up, guys _______ slaves, looking for Jim. 'Anybody up on that raft with you?' Huck says, 'Yeah.' 'Is he _____ or _____?' 'White.' And they go off. And Huck said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, I lied, I lied, ooh, I did a ________ thing, did a terrible thing — why do I feel so good?'

Solution

  1. woman
  2. chasing
  3. terrible
  4. black
  5. white
  6. property

Original Text

And Huck gets on the raft with a property named Jim, a slave, see. And he hears that Jim is going to go and take his wife and kids and steal them from the woman who owns them, and Huck says, 'Ooh, oh my God, ooh, ooh — that woman, that woman never did anybody any harm. Ooh, he's going to steal; he's going to steal; he's going to do a terrible thing.' Just then, two slavers caught up, guys chasing slaves, looking for Jim. 'Anybody up on that raft with you?' Huck says, 'Yeah.' 'Is he black or white?' 'White.' And they go off. And Huck said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, I lied, I lied, ooh, I did a terrible thing, did a terrible thing — why do I feel so good?'

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
defining moment 6
official truth 4
american history 4
security guard 3
race relations 3
negative imagination 3
human touch 3

Important Words

  1. black
  2. caught
  3. chasing
  4. feel
  5. god
  6. good
  7. guys
  8. harm
  9. hears
  10. huck
  11. jim
  12. kids
  13. lied
  14. named
  15. ooh
  16. owns
  17. property
  18. raft
  19. slave
  20. slavers
  21. slaves
  22. steal
  23. terrible
  24. white
  25. wife
  26. woman