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Out Into This World

An analysis of Samuel Beckett’s “Not I”

Matthew Lee Knowles
June 2014 – February 2015

a[x30]
acres
acres
actual
actually
actually
admit
admit
affair
after[x14]
again[x5]
agony
aimlessly
air
all[x44]
almost
alone[x4]
already
always[x5]
an
and[x35]
another[x3]
any[x12]
April[x6]
arm
around[x5]
as[x22]
at[x13]
away[x4]
awful
awful

baby
bad
be[x10]
before[x5]
being
believe
birth
brain[x9]
bright
brought
buttoned

baby
back[x10]
bag[x3]
ball
beam[x4]
been[x4]
began
begging[x6]
being
believe
bell
best
black
body[x3]
breathing
breeches
bring
brought
busy
but[x22]
buzzing[x15]
bye

call
called[x6]
came
came
can't[x7]
case
cast
catching
catching
centre
certain
certainly
cheeks[x3]
clearly
cloud
coming[x6]
completely
contortions
contrary
control
control
corner
could[x18]
couldn't[x3]
course[x4]
court
cowslips
crawl
cried
cried
Croker's
Croker's
cry

dark
darkness
darkness
day[x4]
days[x4]
dead
dead
deceit
delude
did
did
didn't
die
disconnected
dismissed[x3]
distant
do[x3]
doubt
down
down
dragging
drifting[x3]
dry
dull[x4]
dulled
dulled
dusk

ear
ear
ears[x3]
efforts
either[x3]
else[x6]
elude
end
enough
essential
evening
evenings
every
everything
example
eye[x4]

early
eight
elsewhere
end
even[x5]
every
exactly
eyelids

face[x4]
fact
fact
faint
falls
falls
far[x8]
feel
feel
feeling[x5]
feels
felt[x3]
ferreting
few[x5]
field[x4]
finally
fire
first[x6]
fixing
fixing
flash[x8]
flashed
flashes
flaw
flickering[x3]
follow[x6]
for[x16]
forgiven
forgiven
found
found
from
from
further

get
get
getting
girl
girl
give
glad
go[x3]
God[x7]
godfor
godforsaken[x3]
going
gone[x4]
good[x3]
got
grab
grab
grabbing
grabbing
gradually[x4]
grass[x3]
grave
grave
groan[x3]

ha[x5]
hag
hanging
have
hear[x4]
her[x35]
his
hole[x3]
hours

had[x23]
hadn’t
half[x5]
hand[x7]
hastened
have
having[x3]
he
heard[x3]
help
hers[x3]
herself[x7]
hit
hit
home[x3]
hours
how[x7]

idea[x4]
if[x7]
imagine[x9]
in[x51]
incapable
inclined
indeed
indeed
infant
insentient
insentient
intended
intent
into[x7]
is[x5]
it[x32]
its[x7]
itself

jaws[x3]

just[x9]

keep[x6]
kneeling[x3]
knowing

lap
lavatory
length
lids
light[x4]
lips[x5]
listen
lived
lot
lying

know[x3]

larks[x3]
least
less
life
like[x13]
list
little[x6]
long[x14]
loud

kind[x5]
knowing

later
led
lest
life
likely
listen
lived
looking
love[x8]
lying

machine[x3]
mad
mad
maddened[x3]
make[x9]
matter[x3]
meant
mercies
mercies
merciful
merciful
message
middle
might
might
miles
mind
moisture
moment[x4]
months
moon[x3]
moonbeam
moonbeam
more[x5]
morning[x8]
mostly
motionless
mound
mouth[x9]
move
moving[x3]
much
much
must

nearest
new
no[x39]
nor
note
notion
number

needed
new
none
normally
nothing[x42]
now[x7]

never[x6]
next
none
not[x42]
notion
numbed

occasions
occurred
odd
odd
off[x4]
oh[x10]
old
on[x46]
one[x7]
only[x3]
open
opening
ordinary
other[x6]
over
over

occurred
of[x37]
old
once[x3]
open
or[x23]
out[x11]
own[x5]

painless
painless
palm
palm
parents
part[x5]
particular
past
past
pause
pause
pay
people
perfectly
perhaps[x3]
pick
pick
piece
pleasure
point
point
poking
position
position
possible
possible
pouring
powerless
practically[x4]
prayer
presumably[x3]
probably
proof
proof
punished
punishment
punishment
purged

quarter
quarter
questionings
quick
quicker

question
quick
quicker

rare
raving
ray
ray
realize
realized[x4]
really
really
reason[x4]
reasoned
reasoned
reasonings
recognize
reflex
remember
remember
respond
response
right[x3]
roar[x4]
rush

sake
same[x4]
sat
saw[x3]
say
saying[x5]
scream
scream
screaming
second[x3]
sense[x3]
seventy[x4]
shame
she[x73]
she'll
she's
she's
shopping[x4]
should
should
shrouded
shut
shutting
silent[x3]
similarly
sin
since
since
sink
sins
sitting[x5]
sixty
sixty
skull[x4]
slightest
so[x35]
some[x6]
something[x18]
sometimes
somewhere
somewhere
sooner
sound[x6]
sounded
sounds
space[x4]
spared[x5]
speak
speech
speechless[x6]
spot
spot
stage
stage
stand
stand
standing[x3]
stare[x7]
staring[x4]
start
starting
starting
steady[x3]
steps
steps
still[x8]
stood
stop[x12]
stopping
stopping
straining[x3]
strange[x3]
straw
straw
stream[x7]
stuff
subsequent
such
such
sudden[x10]
suddenly[x6]
suffered
suffering[x4]
sufficiently
sun
supermart
survived[x3]
sweet

tears
tears
tell[x9]
tender
tender
than
that[x37]
the[x123]
them[x3]
then[x23]
there[x7]
they
thin
thing[x4]
think[x4]
thinking
thinking
this[x17]
those
those
though
though
thought[x7]
thoughts
throng
through
tick
till[x7]
time[x16]
times
tiny[x4]
to[x44]
together[x5]
tongue[x4]
too
too
top
torment
towards
try[x4]
trying[x5]
twice[x3]
twinge
typical

unanswered
unanswered
uncomprehending
under
understood
unheard
unheard
unknown
unless
up
up[x11]
upward
urge
urge
usual
usual

vain
vented
voice[x4]

vain
very[x3]
vowel

vanished
vital
vowels

waifs
waifs
waiting
waiting
walking
walks
wandering
was[x22]
watched
way[x4]
well
went[x3]
were[x4]
wet
what[x37]
when[x7]
where
whether[x3]
which[x4]
who[x8]
whole[x7]
winter[x3]
wish
with[x8]
without
without
woman
woman
word
words[x6]
working
world
world
worse
would[x4]
wouldn't
writhe
wrong

year[x3]

yes[x13]

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