My favorite chapter in my dissertation, titled “Reading with a Tender Rapture,” explores the relationship between Ik Marvel, the sentimental narrator of Reveries of a Bachelor, and his readers. I examine fan letters written to Marvel (or to Donald Grant Mitchell, the author–readers often assumed that Ik was a real person), marginal annotations in copies of the books, and reimaginings of Reveries, including by Emily Dickinson. Reveries, one the most significant bestsellers in 19th C America, moved so many readers because of what I call “detached intimacy”–readers felt profound emotional identification with Ik Marvel, but at the same time could remain a safe distance from him, as reading is associated with reverie. I rather like the term “detached intimacy” and think that it might have wider application–for instance, perhaps many of the personal relationships formed through message boards, social networking applications, virtual worlds, etc. could be considered “detached intimacy,” existing in the space of the imagination.
Since I am interested in experimenting with text analysis tools and in bringing my attention to assumptions in my own argument that I might not otherwise be aware of, I fed my article “Reading with a Tender Rapture” (an improved version of my diss chapter) into TAPOR. Here are the results (using Glasgow stop words):
Word count:
Summary: There are 3518 unique words other than those in the stop list, there are 8547 words other than those in the stop list. There are 16266 words in total including the stop words.



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Some observations:
 variations of the word “read” are frequent of course
 “letter” appears more than book–presumably b/c I’m writing about fan letters, but I also think the discourse of the letter–two people connecting to each other–is the mode of detached intimacy
 terms of sentiment–intimacy, feeling, heart–appear frequently
 there seems to be a tension between relationship (19) and distance (17), as well as between “dreams” and the “real”
 “new” appears 33 times–reflecting the sense of renewal that comes from reading, as well as the significance of New York
 women (33) appear more than men (16), although man (18) appears more than woman (9)–maybe I make a bigger deal out of reading producing a “new man”?
 power, control are fairly prominent
So I think it would be pretty interesting to have a contrasts tool, so that you could see the weighting of antonyms: man/woman, dream/reality, etc. I’m also realizing how important it is to view words incontext–“new” could mean fresh, but it could also be used to modify “york”
TAPOR does allow you to list word pairs. Here are those that appear more than once. I find it interesting that “her own” (20) and “his own” (14) appear frequently, reflecting the desire to craft an identity (“the self,” 9) ; “i am,” 6) o outf the experience of reading.
Summary: There are 11994 unique word pairs , and there are 16623 word pairs in total. 10213 word pairs occurred once and 1044 word pairs occurred twice.



Word Pairs  Counts 
of the  91 
in the  63 
ik marvel  46 
of a  38 
as a  38 
and the  38 
the book  35 
mitchell s  35 
to the  34 
a bachelor  33 
that the  33 
their own  29 
of reveries  28 
with the  26 
reveries of  25 
that she  25 
from the  25 
to ik  24 
new york  24 
to be  23 
mitchell papers  23 
emily dickinson  23 
detached intimacy  23 
the bachelor  23 
the author  22 
rather than  21 
donald grant  21 
grant mitchell  21 
by the  21 
of reading  21 
as the  21 
her own  20 
that he  20 
in a  17 
on the  17 
the reader  16 
ik s  16 
university press  16 
fan letters  15 
is a  15 
in which  15 
i have  14 
his own  14 
for the  14 
nineteenth century  14 
according to  14 
of his  13 
even as  13 
his readers  13 
of feeling  13 
the heart  12 
bachelor s  12 
in his  12 
as well  12 
well as  12 
in her  12 
of mitchell  12 
marvel s  12 
the letters  12 
as he  11 
to donald  11 
edition of  11 
such as  11 
sense of  10 
dickinson s  10 
the letter  10 
suggests that  10 
as she  10 
a man  10 
that mitchell  10 
of an  10 
as if  10 
with ik  10 
reveries and  10 
to mitchell  10 
of her  10 
it was  10 
at the  10 
the narrator  10 
it is  9 
with mitchell  9 
the power  9 
the text  9 
and that  9 
the sentimental  9 
in this  9 
but also  9 
dream life  9 
s reveries  9 
of ik  9 
the self  8 
just as  8 
with a  8 
university of  8 
one of  8 
such a  8 
power of  8 
that i  8 
1852 mitchell  8 
study of  8 
she is  8 
1851 mitchell  8 
history of  8 
their letters  8 
the world  8 
as they  8 
to reveries  8 
was the  8 
the same  8 
the dream  8 
as an  8 
and how  8 
reading and  8 
a sense  8 
of my  8 
that is  8 
not only  8 
reading in  8 
a book  8 
in reveries  8 
copy of  7 
of your  7 
and i  7 
him to  7 
it as  7 
author and  7 
bachelor narrator  7 
marvel urbana  7 
and to  7 
ryan and  7 
you are  7 
in their  7 
be a  7 
is the  7 
about the  7 
of this  7 
by a  7 
the ideal  7 
of their  7 
of emily  7 
carrie to  7 
to his  7 
urbana ohio  7 
a sentimental  7 
which the  7 
focuses on  7 
for instance  7 
was a  7 
scribner s  7 
writing to  6 
him and  6 
with his  6 
reveries in  6 
century america  6 
i am  6 
an anonymous  6 
between the  6 
uncle tom  6 
her father  6 
so that  6 
in my  6 
mitchell reveries  6 
for a  6 
at least  6 
dreams of  6 
the real  6 
able to  6 
readers and  6 
a spinster  6 
book s  6 
all the  6 
and more  6 
the mother  6 
next to  6 
to a  6 
through the  6 
we can  6 
that ik  6 
mitchell and  6 
readers in  6 
in nineteenth  6 
from a  6 
letters and  6 
the wrst  6 
a woman  6 
of american  6 
to make  6 
a letter  6 
in reading  6 
to him  6 
feb 1852  6 
book and  6 
themselves to  6 
the novel  6 
fantasy and  6 
was not  6 
that they  6 
readers as  6 
14 feb  6 
of letters  6 
they were  6 
the ways  5 
s cabin  5 
dickinson to  5 
women s  5 
i had  5 
in books  5 
reading acts  5 
the margins  5 
reveries was  5 
to me  5 
to her  5 
the narrative  5 
what he  5 
than a  5 
to put  5 
that reading  5 
feeling and  5 
suggesting that  5 
when he  5 
you and  5 
introduction to  5 
relationship with  5 
mitchell the  5 
and thomas  5 
letters in  5 
the history  5 
wants to  5 
upon the  5 
letters of  5 
barbara ryan  5 
the relationship  5 
the reverie  5 
city grate  5 
e c  5 
the i  5 
than the  5 
after the  5 
the reveries  5 
oct 1851  5 
narrator and  5 
many readers  5 
might be  5 
tom s  5 
how they  5 
of detached  5 
writing in  5 
wanted to  5 
to become  5 
the 1850s  5 
the cultural  5 
his correspondents  5 
book of  5 
under the  5 
distance from  5 
reveries as  5 
for example  5 
bachelor and  5 
and its  5 
part of  5 
his reveries  5 
ik was  5 
patrick henry  5 
dreaming and  5 
away from  5 
through his  5 
vision of  5 
responses to  5 
seems to  5 
the dreams  5 
of self  5 
a city  5 
a means  5 
with her  5 
do not  5 
at her  5 
means of  5 
female readers  5 
you have  5 
readers were  5 
themselves as  5 
that a  5 
that reveries  5 
c w  5 
american literature  5 
mitchell was  4 
since they  4 
the correspondent  4 
them and  4 
sympathy with  4 
as both  4 
for pleasure  4 
american culture  4 
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reading for  4 
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ohio 30  4 
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into the  4 
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30 oct  4 
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anonymous reader  4 
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wrst reverie  4 
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inspired by  4 
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old maid  4 
of domestic  4 
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work of  4 
relationship between  4 
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reveries mitchell  4 
found in  4 
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into a  4 
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act of  4 
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the beloved  4 
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desire to  4 
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women and  4 
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susan warner  4 
reverie of  4 
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woman s  4 
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twenty four  4 
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1853 mitchell  4 
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real and  4 
he was  4 
father and  3 
sympathy and  3 
a great  3 
know what  3 
love for  3 
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he wants  3 
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privacy and  3 
voice of  3 
them to  3 
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of women  3 
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william dean  3 
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how the  3 
what is  3 
view of  3 
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the way  3 
this passage  3 
york charles  3 
a love  3 
and dickinson  3 
mitchell as  3 
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wars are  3 
experience of  3 
on to  3 
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manuscript library  3 
descriptions of  3 
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one to  3 
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such an  3 
their reading  3 
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a dreamer  3 
rare book  3 
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her letter  3 
haven yale  3 
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or her  3 
public and  3 
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twentieth century  3 
book that  3 
and have  3 
heart of  3 
her valentine  3 
karr authors  3 
peering at  3 
helen davies  3 
i and  3 
dean howells  3 
his work  3 
in ik  3 
readers read  3 
the picture  3 
s sentimental  3 
of family  3 
margins of  3 
zboray and  3 
the private  3 
to see  3 
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as ik  3 
self control  3 
him as  3 
out the  3 
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ohio 12  3 
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beinecke rare  3 
we will  3 
book history  3 
focus on  3 
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laid away  3 
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approach to  3 
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instance in  3 
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actual readers  3 
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a relationship  3 
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i you  3 
read and  3 
the american  3 
pen name  3 
these letters  3 
the boundaries  3 
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power to  3 
at ik  3 
intimacy and  3 
persona and  3 
new haven  3 
manhood and  3 
a mother  3 
not be  3 
s readers  3 
o brien  3 
other readers  3 
the children  3 
press 1988  3 
the emotional  3 
away in  3 
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reveries that  3 
questions about  3 
otter and  3 
description of  3 
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young woman  3 
slipping knot  3 
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letters readers  3 
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a reader  3 
s letter  3 
during the  3 
touchstone for  3 
family members  3 
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i do  3 
and audiences  3 
middle class  3 
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attempts to  3 
thomas reading  3 
reading reveries  3 
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12 dec  3 
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and why  3 
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the end  3 
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him by  3 
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yale university  3 
form of  3 
them into  3 
wction in  3 
in contrast  3 
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a vision  3 
to use  3 
to remain  3 
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you to  3 
only in  3 
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reader response  3 
continued to  3 
conflict between  3 
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he had  3 
four letters  3 
what would  3 
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2004 02  3 
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habit of  3 
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and children  3 
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a real  3 
susan gilbert  3 
a deep  3 
readers did  3 
unmarried woman  3 
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