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RandomEnglishHaiku

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Generate a haiku

Contributed by: Bob Sandheinrich

ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][]

generates a random English-language haiku.

ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][words]

generates the haiku using the provided word list.

Details and Options

A haiku consists of three lines with syllable lengths of 5-7-5.
The default set of words is provided by WordList.
Words are not repeated within a line, but may be repeated in a haiku.
No punctuation or capitalization is added.
Syllables are determined using the resource function WordSyllables.

Examples

Basic Examples

Generate a haiku:

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ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][]
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Create a haiku using words from Hamlet:

In[2]:=
ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][
 TextWords[ResourceData["Hamlet"]]]
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Scope

Generate many haikus:

In[3]:=
Column@Table[Framed@ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][], {10}]
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Possible Issues

Some word lists can not create haikus:

In[4]:=
ResourceFunction[
 "RandomEnglishHaiku"][{"supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", "superpolysyllabic"}]
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Because words are not repeated within a line, small lists also will not produce results:

In[5]:=
ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][{"a"}]
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Include enough words to fill each line:

In[6]:=
ResourceFunction[
 "RandomEnglishHaiku"][{"bob", "make", "poem", "thing", "not", "fancy"}]
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Neat Examples

Highlight syllables in a haiku:

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StringRiffle[
 Row /@ (Map[
    ResourceFunction["HighlightText"][#, _, "DefaultColor" -> RandomColor[
        RGBColor[1, RandomReal[{.5, 1}], _]]] &, (ResourceFunction[
       "WordSyllables"] /@ StringSplit@ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][]), {2}])]
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Create a haiku for a bird:

In[8]:=
ResourceFunction["BirdSay"][
 ResourceFunction["RandomEnglishHaiku"][
  TextWords[WikipediaData["Bird vocalization"]]]]
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