Formulaic Density by Verse Chart

The Formulaic Density by Verse chart shows you what percentage of the words in each verse of a particular sura form part of a formulaic phrase — or what in Oral Traditional studies is termed the ‘formulaic density’ of the sura.

1 Formula Type and Length to Show. This allows you to customise the type of formulae that Qur’an Gateway counts and shows in the chart below. (The length is the number of Arabic words in a formula; the type allows you to choose from any of the three formula types that Qur’an Gateway understands, or to choose ‘All Formula Types’ to count them all).
2 View as Table. If you prefer, you can see the information in table form, rather than as a chart.
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Chart Columns. Point your mouse at a column and Qur’an Gateway will show you a tooltip with the exact value in it. You can also click a column to “drill down” — Qur’an Gateway will open the verse browser and show the sura you have clicked on, with every formula of the type you are charting helpfully coloured blue in the text.

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