Twitter Account Combines Random Tweets To Make Hilarious Rhyming Poems

Artist Ranjit Bhatnagar and his Pentametron create poetry from the millions of ramblings and minute details shared on Twitter every day.

The entirely automated Pentametron, created in 2012, continuously scans incoming tweets for similar stress patterns before pairing two completely random messages into rhyming couplets in iambic pentameter.

It's been retweeting rhymes from the masses for years now and is still just as unpredictable.

The art form (location: "Stratford-upon-Internet") gets even more complex outside of social media.

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On the Pentametron's website, each of those couplets becomes part of 14-line sonnets titled things like "Song of the year okay okay okay."

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Let's not forget "Lasagna is spaghetti flavored cake."

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Bhatnagar even compiled an e-book of poetry, titled "I got an alligator for a pet!"

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Before you scoff at randomly compiled poetry, consider Pentametron's 18,000 Twitter followers.

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They're entertained by its work daily, watching as the bot finds organized rhymes among the gibberish.

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In a 2012 interview, Bhatnagar told The Daily Dot his Pentametron scans up to 500 tweets a second.

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It's searching for the perfect tweets to pair into a mini poem.

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He explained, "If it doesn't find a rhyme, it just keeps running until one turns up."

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"On average, it throws away about 20 lines of pentameter before it finds a rhyming pair..."

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"... which means it digs through a few million tweets to make one rhyming couplet."

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Let's see Shakespeare create art from this nonsense.

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Citations: Pentametron is a Twitter bot that finds pairs of tweets that rhyme in iambic pentameter, and turns them into couplets. The resulting poems are hilarious: (BuzzFeed )