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The Wonders of Pentametron

If Shakespeare lived in this day and age, he would have been floored to stumble upon Pentametron.  Pentametron is a website (or a bot, to be more precise) that scours various tweets (in iambic pentameter) all over Twitter, and forms sonnets out of them. The sonnets formed out of these tweets are very random in nature,  to the point that certain sonnets formed out of these tweets do not make any sense at all.  The photo below shows the different sonnets formed out of random tweets:

In comparison to the original Shakespearean sonnets, the sonnets formed by Pentametron form some sort of story, and the randomness that comes along with these tweets give these sonnets a humorous tone. If Shakespeare really lived in this day and age  and stumbled upon this, he would have  been greatly amused,  probably to the extent that he would use Pentametron as some form of inspiration for his sonnets and his other poems.

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