code as poetry: student work: Dan Richert

Dan Richert

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The excerpt is pulled from a text of six hundred sixty-six sections generated from the combination of Samuel Pepys’ diary entry for September 2, 1666 (the first day of the Great Fire of London ) and Chapter 13 of the book of Revelation....

I wrote the combination program in the Python programming language. The program uses Markov chain analysis to randomize the two texts based on probability. This makes the output text more readable and produces more evocative re-combination than pure randomization... I then pulled all the sections that feature “hater” as Mr. Hater or Tom Hater.


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