Write Like

After much planning and many false starts, the first, highly experimental prototype of Write Like Shakespeare is now available. Leave comments here with the writings you create and suggested enhancements. Poems that were obviously not created using this tool will not be posted. Development will continue until Prospero's grand vision is entirely built out.

12 Comments to “Write Like”

  1. Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support

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  2. For if the Sun goes down

    and your eyes i see, not

    In your soul me will be melting

    and you… Me will never forgot…

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    Who would fardels bear to grunt and sweat under a weary life?
    But that the dread of something after death. The underscover’d country from whose bourn no travelers return?
    Puzzels the will…

    I’ve tried to quote by heart. So, sorry for any mistake.
    Many people do not “quit” living because they are afraid of what will they find out on the other side.

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    • I don’t know Sophie – depends on the story.

      Why don’t you play around with Write Like Shakespeare and see what you come up with?

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  7. “look love what envious streaks do lace the severing stars in yonder east? nights candles are burnt out, and jock and day stands tip toe on the misty mountain tops”

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    • “jock”? I think you just wrote this from memory – and didn’t actually use Write Like Shakespeare.

      Here’s the Folio text from Romeo and Juliet:

      looke Loue what enuious streakes
      Do lace the seuering Cloudes in yonder East:
      Nights Candles are burnt out, and Iocond day
      Stands tipto on the mistie Mountaines tops

      “Iocond” is an alternate spelling of “jocund.”

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  8. “To the world you are someone, but to someone your the world”

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    • Ah yes – Shakespeare spells that word “houre-glasse.” Sorry – I guess I must make the word list searchable, and get to work modernizing the spelling too.

      You’ll probably want to use the Write Like Shakespeare utility to create your own personal message – but as an example of what you could do with it, I came up with this pretty fast:

      houre-glasse runne, and be witnesse of my loue

      Or this:

      houre-glasse runne,
      We are like two Artificiall gods, but thou art perfect in the instant

      You can always combine and change things a bit after you generate them:

      Hourglass run, and be witness of our love.
      We are like two artificial gods, but thou art perfect
      In the instant.

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