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an extraordinary worldwide next generation

February 21, 2012

1.

In their injuries
Blessing every word, beauty
Of our dear repose.

2.

Loving thee behold
The purple in thy soul’s thought
That I think is out.

3.

Those boughs which thou dost common
Grow; resembling strong that every
Thing they are – an extraordinary
Worldwide next generation
Next my love is enough.

 

1 – 2/17/12 composed with jGnoetry on a Kindle
2 – 2/18/12 composed with jGnoetry by an 8-year old test subject
3 – 2/20/12 composed with jGnoetry “free verse” form.
All verses: default language model (80% Shakespeare Sonnets, 10% Tzara, 10% Lessig)

1. Just for kicks I tried out jGnoetry on my old lady’s first-generation Kindle… it was a massive pain in the neck to move between the Generate button and the word buttons (it kept scrolling through the upper frame), but I was gratified to see that it actually worked otherwise.

2. I watched an 8-year-old kid try out jGnoetry on the web, just to make sure the interface was easy to use. I made “click per word” instead of “mouseover” the default because the kid previously had problems with the mouseover version.

3. I implemented random line lengths for eRoGK7. For example you can do a template like

[3-9s] [n]
[3-9s] [n]
[3-9s] [n]
[3-9s] [n]
[3-9s]

which will give you between 3 and 9 syllables per line, inclusive.

Select the “Free Verse” form to see this. The exact number is determined when you generate the first poem.

(You can also do a plain [3s][n] to create 3-syllable lines, btw, if you don’t want to write out [s] [s] [s] [n] manually.)

This doesn’t quite get you to one-sentence-per-line, though; I need to implement some kind of template code for punctuation. (or, to allow punctuation to be placed in with the template codes.) Maybe one of these days.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Matthew permalink
    February 24, 2012 10:58 am

    This is fantastic. For some reason, I am newly amused by changing the number of syllables per line to make patterns, so knowing I can write [7s] instead of [s] [s] [s] [s] [s] [s] [s] is quite helpful.

    You are on a serious roll, dude.

    (If only my 5 year old were a litter further along in her reading development, I’d have her try this out. Maybe when first grade rolls around…)

  2. eRoGK7 permalink*
    February 25, 2012 12:38 am

    That makes things a lot more versatile. Thanks! When my health/back issues subside, I’ll try out the new nomenclature.

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