Assignment One

For my first assignment, I plugged one of my old poems inside a poem generator. I analyzed how the meaning of my poem may differ with each run, but also remain the same. Link to my notebook:

I wrote a poem “The In Between.” The observant and energetic piece is about arrival. My poem explores the desire to be free, but also the fear of adulthood. The narrator oscillates between each capital that symbolize distinct contrasting moods.

I utilized the Love Letter Generator, but replaced the diction with my vocabulary. In contrast to the original output of the generator, which represents love for another person, my poems describes love for physical locations. Key words such as Czech, German, and grandmother completely altered the meaning of the text. I was surprised by the power and variety of the sentences. In a strange way, the essence of my poem appeared intant for me. The repetition of “you” is really fascinating. I question who or what the reader believes I am referring to.

Example outputs:

Admired Vision,

My unrequited grandmother grips your map. My confusing
childlike towers keenly pierces your freedom. You are my
inevitable adulthood: my mass-produced villages. My mementos
ardently held your tired medieval castle.

Yours passionately,
Nick
Bygone Thought,

You are my tired fairy tale capital: my wide study abroad:
my fraught villages: my mass-produced map: my subtle Prague.

Yours impatiently,
Nick
Dear Memory,

You are my anonymous medieval castle. My confusing train
held your anonymous villages. My odd study abroad wistfully
craves your hidden buildings. My subtle five hours held your
wide brain. My chilling buildings eagerly trots your
journey.

Yours keenly,
Nick