Anaphora turns search phrases into verse
I’m a huge fan of found poetry.
Create poetry from the speeches of Donald Rumsfeld, the baseball play calls of Phil Rizzuto or the etiquette advice of Emily Post, and I’m a happy camper.
Now the brilliant folks at Google Poetics are creating found poetry of Google search terms. When you search on Google, its algorithms provide a list of most-frequently-searched-for phrases. The best create poetry like:
she fell in love with the drummer
she fell in love with someone else
she fell among thieves
One reason Google search terms work so effectively is anaphora, or repeated phrases at the beginning of each line.
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