Jean Toomer's "Cane" (1923)

Themes in "Cane": a Visualization

This is a visualization of Cane,  based on semantic tags generated by a human reader. (Thanks to Robb Fillmann for feedback and suggestions on tagging the texts in Cane ; the imagist tags are a result of his suggestion.) The various nodes in the diagram below should all be clickable -- linking to the full texts. 

The themes represented the semantic tags we have added to the text could be usefully compared to tag-sets we have also done with the early poetry of Claude McKay and the themes explored by contemporary black women poets such as Georgia Douglas Johnson and Carrie Williams Clifford.