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  • #52389

    Unseen
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    I asked ChatGPT to write me a sonnet about a dragon killing a king and this is what it gave me:

    In shadows deep, where tales of old are spun,
    A dragon fierce, with scales of midnight’s hue,
    Awakens from its slumber ‘neath the sun,
    To cast a shroud o’er kingdoms it once knew.

    With wings outspread, it soars with fiery breath,
    A creature born of legends and of lore,
    Its eyes ablaze with the promise of death,
    A king now marked to fall, forevermore.

    The throne room trembles as the beast draws near,
    Its claws unsheathed, a dance of doom begun,
    A monarch’s end, foretold by fate unclear,
    In fiery clash, the battle to be won.

    As flames consume the crown, the kingdom weeps,
    A dragon reigns, and mortal power sleeps

    Google Bard failed completely. I gave up trying to let it discover on its own how to write a sonnet.

    Let’s see your AI-generated poetry.

    BTW, in order to prevent this POS software from attempting to justify the verses, copy the poem into Notepad or the IOS equivalent* and then copy THAT into the composition box. That is how I got this POS to preserve the poetic structure.

    * That’s an assumption since I don’t own any Apple phone, tablet, or computer.

    #52390

    jakelafort
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    That is better than the earlier AI generated poems.

    #52391

    Unseen
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    That is better than the earlier AI generated poems.

    Yes, I agree. And back then I had to teach it how sonnets are structured. It went right ahead and did it this time.

    If I were teaching college-level poetry composition, I’d give it somewhere in the B+ to A- range, A or A+ held in reserve for something absolutely brilliant.

    #52392

    jakelafort
    Participant

    I wonder if teachers and professors are typically acute enough to know when students are passing off Chat.

    #52396

    Unseen
    Participant

    I wonder if teachers and professors are typically acute enough to know when students are passing off Chat.

    I didn’t see any giveaways in the sonnet. Did you?

    #52397

    jakelafort
    Participant

    It is a bit stilted. Something not quite right…

    How about a game?

    Pick some famous or semi famous poets juxtaposed against Chat on same topic. See if we can distinguish real from memorex. Easy for me to say…

    #52398

    _Robert_
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    In shadows deep, where tales of old are spun,
    A dragon fierce, with scales of midnight’s hue,
    Awakens from its slumber ‘neath the sun,

    A dragon wakes up ‘neath the sun but in shadows deep? Which is it? It is just grabbing from a list of atmospheric phrases and piecing it together, even if it makes no sense.

    #52399

    jakelafort
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    Edgar Allen Noe

    #52405

    Unseen
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    In shadows deep, where tales of old are spun, A dragon fierce, with scales of midnight’s hue, Awakens from its slumber ‘neath the sun,

    A dragon wakes up ‘neath the sun but in shadows deep? Which is it? It is just grabbing from a list of atmospheric phrases and piecing it together, even if it makes no sense.

    Of course it does: the dragon is in shadows. You don’t get shadows without a sun overhead.

    DUH!

    #52406

    Unseen
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    It is a bit stilted. Something not quite right…

    No stilted poems or passages by famous poets? You’re kidding.  And “Something not quite right” as a criticism by a poetry teacher just wouldn’t fly.

    You know, it used to be that you cheated by plagiarizing papers written by other people available through various nefariously helpful services, but as computers became quicker and more powerful, I imagine that turned into a very risky approach as counter services intended to catch cheats came online.

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    #52407

    jakelafort
    Participant

    BRING IT!

    I am hipper to language than a koala to eucalyptus.

    That poem was like something written by someone who has recently completed a course on poetry composition but has no talent. It is better than the earlier junk but it aint all that.

    #52409

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    BRING IT! I am hipper to language than a koala to eucalyptus. That poem was like something written by someone who has recently completed a course on poetry composition but has no talent. It is better than the earlier junk but it aint all that.

    Most poetry students “ain’t all that.”

    #52411

    _Robert_
    Participant

    In shadows deep, where tales of old are spun, A dragon fierce, with scales of midnight’s hue, Awakens from its slumber ‘neath the sun,

    A dragon wakes up ‘neath the sun but in shadows deep? Which is it? It is just grabbing from a list of atmospheric phrases and piecing it together, even if it makes no sense.

    Of course it does: the dragon is in shadows. You don’t get shadows without a sun overhead. DUH!

    Right, like in the deep shadows of a rainforest you would emphasize about being ‘neath the sun.

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