Toward the end of his life the Chevalier de Seingalt 1725 1798 wrote a long memoir recounting his life and adventures The Chevalier was a somewhat controversial figure but since he met many famous people including kings and writers his memoir has become a

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Toward the end of his life, the Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-­1798) wrote a long memoir
recounting his life and adventures. The Chevalier was a somewhat controversial figure, but
since he met many famous people, including kings and writers, his memoir has become a
valuable historical source about European society in the eighteenth century. However,
some critics have raised doubts about the accuracy of the memoir. They claim that the
Chevalier distorted or invented many events in the memoir to make his life seem more
exciting and glamorous than it really was.
For example, in his memoir the Chevalier claims that while living in Switzerland, ha was
very wealthy, and it is known that he spent a great deal of money there on parties on
gambling. However, evidence has recently surfaced that the Chevalier borrowed
considerable sums of money from a Swiss merchant. Critics thus argue that if the
Chevalier had really been very rich, he would not have needed to borrow money.
Critics are also skeptical about the accuracy of the conversations that the Chevalier
records in the memoir between himself and the famous writer Voltaire. No one doubts
that the Chevalier and Voltaire met and conversed. However, critics complain that the
memoir cannot possibly capture these conversations accurately, because it was written
many years after the conversations occurred. Critics point out that it is impossible to
remember exact phrases from extended conversations held many years earlier.
Critics have also questioned the memoir’s account of the Chevalier’s escape from a
notorious prison in Venice, Italy. He claims to have escaped the Venetian prison by using
a piece of metal to make a hole in the ceiling and climbing through the roof. Critics claim
that while such a daring escape makes for enjoyable reading, it is more likely that the
Chevaliers jailers were bribed to free him. They point out that the Chevalier had a number
of politically well-­connected friends in Venice who could have offered a bribe.

The lecturer accounts that Chevalier's memoir is a pretty accurate and reliable source of historical events, while the author claims there was evidence that Chevalier was poor, imitated his conversation with famous writer voltier and invented an exciting story about his escape from jail.
First, the lecturer contends that Chevalier was not poor, because he spent a huge amount of money on parties and gambling. Therefore, Chevalier borrowed a great amount of money from the switch bank. Chevalier needed to convert his wealth into cash money, according to the lecturer, so he borrowed money from the bank that means he was a wealthy person. On the other hand, the writer claims that if Chevalier was a wealthy person, he would not take a loan from the bank.
Second, the writer states that writing an accurate conversation with someone after a long time was quite impossible, so critics are skeptical about his memoir's accuracy. However, the Chevalier used to take notes on every night's conversation, the lecturer argues, so he was able to write the accurate phrases and extended conversation in his memoir.
Third, the lecture refutes the idea that Chevalier bribed the jailer to escape from the prison and wrote an imitated story to make his reading enjoyable. In addition, on the basis of evidence, the lecturer says that there was another powerful prisoner in that prison who were not able to bribe the jailer, which means it was not possible to escape in this way. Furthermore, according to government documents, the ceiling had to be repaired after his escape; also indicates clearly that his memoir was accurate.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, furthermore, however, if, second, so, therefore, third, while, in addition, on the other hand

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 10.4613686534 134% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 1.0 5.04856512141 20% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 7.30242825607 68% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 34.0 30.3222958057 112% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1356.0 1373.03311258 99% => OK
No of words: 268.0 270.72406181 99% => OK
Chars per words: 5.05970149254 5.08290768461 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.04607285448 4.04702891845 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.54630758837 2.5805825403 99% => OK
Unique words: 143.0 145.348785872 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.533582089552 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 427.5 419.366225166 102% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 2.5761589404 194% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 10.0 13.0662251656 77% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 26.0 21.2450331126 122% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 54.2840676442 49.2860985944 110% => OK
Chars per sentence: 135.6 110.228320801 123% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.8 21.698381199 124% => OK
Discourse Markers: 10.6 7.06452816374 150% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 4.33554083885 161% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.27373068433 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.292377799656 0.272083759551 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.129485738037 0.0996497079465 130% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0591706455387 0.0662205650399 89% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.193761046257 0.162205337803 119% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0323335563591 0.0443174109184 73% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.8 13.3589403974 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 45.09 53.8541721854 84% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 11.0289183223 121% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.36 12.2367328918 101% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.46 8.42419426049 100% => OK
difficult_words: 60.0 63.6247240618 94% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 10.7273730684 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 10.498013245 118% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.2008830022 125% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, furthermore, however, if, second, so, therefore, third, while, in addition, on the other hand

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 10.4613686534 134% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 1.0 5.04856512141 20% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 7.30242825607 68% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 34.0 30.3222958057 112% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1356.0 1373.03311258 99% => OK
No of words: 268.0 270.72406181 99% => OK
Chars per words: 5.05970149254 5.08290768461 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.04607285448 4.04702891845 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.54630758837 2.5805825403 99% => OK
Unique words: 143.0 145.348785872 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.533582089552 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 427.5 419.366225166 102% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 2.5761589404 194% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 10.0 13.0662251656 77% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 26.0 21.2450331126 122% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 54.2840676442 49.2860985944 110% => OK
Chars per sentence: 135.6 110.228320801 123% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.8 21.698381199 124% => OK
Discourse Markers: 10.6 7.06452816374 150% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 4.33554083885 161% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.27373068433 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.292377799656 0.272083759551 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.129485738037 0.0996497079465 130% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0591706455387 0.0662205650399 89% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.193761046257 0.162205337803 119% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0323335563591 0.0443174109184 73% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.8 13.3589403974 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 45.09 53.8541721854 84% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 11.0289183223 121% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.36 12.2367328918 101% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.46 8.42419426049 100% => OK
difficult_words: 60.0 63.6247240618 94% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 10.7273730684 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 10.498013245 118% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.2008830022 125% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.