Langston Hughes

#TitleYearScore
1Add to wishlist.Not Without Laughter193020.59
2Add to wishlist.The Ways of White Folks193417.85
3Add to wishlist.Laughing to Keep from Crying195212.43
4Add to wishlist.Simple Speaks His Mind195010.94
5Add to wishlist.The Sweet Flypaper of Life195510.86
6Add to wishlist.Simple's Uncle Sam19659.31
7Add to wishlist.Tambourines to Glory19588.76
8Add to wishlist.Simple Stakes a Claim19578.02
9Add to wishlist.Simple Takes a Wife19537.07
10Add to wishlist.Something in Common and Other Stories19635.73

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N-gram Frequency Correction.

Titles consisting of words or phrases that are exceedingly common in the English language corpus (such as Stephen King's It or Joyce Carol Oates's them) tend to be overrepresented in search results, thus resulting in an articially inflated citation count. To counteract this tendency, Metacanon adjusts the scores for these works accordingly. Scores subjected to n-gram frequency correction are estimates only and are marked with an asterisk. N-gram freqencies are drawn from the Corpus of Contemporary American English.

We apply a slightly different n-gram frequency correction to New York Times citation counts. These are marked with a dagger, where applicable.


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