Poets should write their own poetry but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with generator tools. There are sites that will automatically generate poems. Some of them will generate a poem based on text the user inputs in an online form. The haiku poetry form seems to be the most popular form to automatically generate, probably due to its 5-7-5 syllable structure. These computer generated poems could be used as inspiration like poetry prompts.
There are also algorithms and artificial intelligence (AIs) that are creating poetry. The early AI poetry was ridiculous and strange but more recently AIs have created poems that can fool some readers into thinking they were created by a human.Poem Generator: The poem generator from Masterpiece Generator offer sto create an entire poem in a less than minute. The site can generate free verse poems, haiku, rhyming couplets, sonnets, limericks and more. Each of the poem generators creates poem based on text that you provide. You can also create random poems without user provided suggestions.
Language is a Virus has a number of different poetry generators, including haiku and sonnet generators. The site's interactive haiku generator takes words you give it and incorporates them into haiku templates created from famous haikus.
Haiku Generator: This generator from Fantasy Name Generators will create a random haiku that always sticks to the 5-7-5 structure.
Acrostic Poem Generator - This generator will create an acrostic poem based on the name entered in the input box.
Haiku-o-Matic: The Haiku-o-Matic from Smalltime Industries creates a scrambled haiku when you press the "scrambled" option.
I Am Poem Generator: This poem generator from the K5 Computer Lap will generate an "I am Poem" based on input text.
Google Poetics: Google Poetics is a site that uses Google autocomplete text to create poems. Most of these poems contain lines that begin with the same text.
Google AI Poetry: Google's AI created poetry after reading thousands of romance novels. The experiment resulted in some very dramatic and weird poems.
2018 AI Poem Experiement: A 2018 experiment used an AI to generate poems. The poems were created by the AI based on images. These poems were believable to some human test subjects according to the research paper. A Technology Review article about the research project says the poems read "like something by a particularly angsty teenager."
You may also be interested in our collection of lyric generators.
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