Generative Art

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This app generates a haiku (or a tanka) by randomly picking three (or five) lines with 575(77) syllables from well-known poets whose works are in the public domain.

Poem Hopper

This app consists of two parts: First, it displays a random poem from a poet you can specify. Then, once a poem is displayed, you can click on any word and the app displays another poem that includes this word.

Synaesthetic Metaphor Generator

With this app you can generate a synæsthetic or surreal metaphor or simile either completely at random or by restricting one or more of the word classes to a specific sensory category.