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Pentametron

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Year: 
2012
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Description in I ♥ E-Poetry:

This bot generates poetry by sifting through 10% of all Tweets, parsing them with a dictionary for the pronunciation data, and identifying the ones that happen to scan as iambic pentameter. It then organizes the tweets into rhyming couplets and publishes them in Twitter by retweeting the original postings. Finally, it aggregates them into the shape of a Shakespearean sonnet in a website (Pentametron.com) that offers a sequence of 14 sonnets. Every hour, a new couplet is posted, changing all 14 sonnets as one couplet enters the sequence of 98 couplets and the oldest couplet, the final volta, exits the collection.

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With algorithms subtle and discrete
I seek iambic writings to retweet.

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Pentametron on Twitter
Pentametron.com sonnets
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Record posted by: 
Leonardo Flores