[that godling year]
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There’s been a bunch of discussion around here lately about mimesis or death of the author, and some of it I haven’t looked at long enough to figure out.
But I thought as a reference point, I’d take some word-n-grammed verse that davetolkacz generated, re-generate it through a character n-gram generator, and use a constrained editing method to produce a poem that was ego-driven and lyric but still open to multiple readings.
‘Cause the funny thing is, even with the unsupervised generation and constrained editing techniques, I still feel some thoughts and emotions of mine coming through. In the example above, it’s about my experiences in grad school and every school before that. I’m not 100% sure what every phrase means, but it still feels deeply personal.
Anyways, here’s the constrained editing method I used:
Method 4a7b54dd-8eea-40e9-9164-d8783c29565f (mining, arranging and pruning)
1. generate a number of lines
2. re-arrange the lines in any way
3. you may remove words from the beginning or end of a line (potentially removing the line entirely)
4. you may split a line into two new lines (but not join lines together)
5. you may add line breaks, to create stanzas for example
and here are the lines I generated:
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