Inspired by the amazing infographics of Stephanie Posavec's "On The Map," David Sparks of The Arbitrarian blog put together his own set of sentence diagrams, focusing on the State of the Union Addresses given by President Bush over his 8 years in office:
In eight State of the Union Addresses, President George W. Bush spoke almost 50,000 words. People around the world were listening, and his words were chosen with care, conveying precisely the right message. These sentence diagrams are in attempt to relate some of the substance of the words President Bush used. Starting at the black dot (and ending at the red), each line segment represents the length of each sentence spoken. Each sentence is in turn colored according to its subject: our nation in general (American, nation, citizen, etc.), national ideals (freedom, hope, liberty, etc.), fiscal/economy (budget, economy, funding, etc.), domestic policy (health, reform, insurance, etc.), security/foreign policy (terror, Iraq, troops, etc.), and everything else. From these rough outlines a short list of President Bush's most frequently used uncommon words, one can get a general idea of the nature of each Address, and we can begin to envision the legacy established by Mr. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America.
Previously on Neatorama: State of the Union Address Analyzer