Ten Thousand Sonnets
June 5, 2014 10:17 PM   Subscribe

Ten Thousand Sonnets
Using Python 2.7 and the Natural Language Toolkit, I created a program called Sonnetizer that generates 14-line rhyming sonnets in (mostly) iambic pentameter from any text corpus. Using Sonnetizer, I generated 10,000 unique sonnets from the sonnets of William Shakespeare, and compiled them into a PDF.
Role: programmer
posted by TheMadStork (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Love this project. The output is pretty good with War and Piece but with a corpus of Time Cube rambling the output is... enlightening.
posted by flyingfox at 2:32 PM on June 6, 2014

Thank you! Now I have to try it with Time Cube...
posted by TheMadStork at 5:38 PM on June 6, 2014

This is very well done. It reminds me of Danielle Sucher's Nantucket accidental limerick detector and Queneau's One Hundred Thousand Billion Sonnets.
posted by rottytooth at 7:31 AM on June 19, 2014

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