Reading and Writing Electronic Text

Champagne Poem

I reworked one of my existing poems, which is a villanelle about a person losing a winning lottery ticket.

A Losing Lottery Game

Losing my ticket’s worse than the mark of Cain,
Being struck by lightning is more realistic.
Tap water cannot compare to champagne.

My drawers are torn apart in my hurricane,
The odds of my error are an untold statistic.
Losing my ticket’s worse than the mark of Cain.

Green luster will not flow through every vein,
The rules are cruel, I am no longer agnostic.
Tap water cannot compare to champagne.

I retrace my steps inside my scattered brain,
The jackpot is worshipped, a ritual too mystic.
Losing my ticket’s worse than the mark of Cain.

My loud brother is a drip that leaves a stain.
He told the town, I let go acting pessimistic.
Tap water cannot compare to champagne.

I held and lost the golden key to my chain,
Am I a lesson for the materialistic?
Losing my ticket’s worse than the mark of Cain,
Tap water cannot compare to champagne.

In my Jupyter Notebook, I rewrote my poem by replacing each word with a rhyming word with the pronouncing.search() function for text_a. I saved the output, which I then mixed with the original poem through the use of a Markov chain. I produced seven lines, a lucky number that I found to be fitting.

For the weight, I leaned towards text_a. I desired to create a nonsensical output. In my n-gram, I utilized a low number at 5. I noticed that if my n-gram was too small of if I weighed one poem too greatly, I would receive an error that a word could not be replaced. On the other hand, a long n-gram would increase the probability of lines repeating.

A Losing Game

Losing my ticket’s worshipped, a ritual goo mystic.

Losing ms. a tripp inmarsat gleaves a stain.

He told the mark of Cain, trapp vawter cannot compare to champagne.

Tap water cannot compare to champagne.

Losing ms. before realistic. napp straughter cannot lefrere mccue champagne.

My drawers are cruel, apply quamme oh stronger agnostic.

Losing suc spry tightening is more realistic?

I found the output to be really fascinating. The constant metaphors to champagne and the typos conveyed a rather drunk and sad tone. Any lines that were highly coherent ended up being very powerful.

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