Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tag Cloud 2

And a final tag cloud, word soup, algorithm poetry, or what have you from my last book in the Struggle Trilogy: The Logic of Morals. Again, slightly different from its prequel, though it's the same subject matter. The words highlight this effect. I will come up with a poem matching up as many nouns and verbs as I can file trying to stay away from the refrigerator magnet tripe that one tends to see...

Abbas Abdul Abdullah Ahmed Ahmed's Americans angry anymore asked Haji attack Baghdad Bashir bombs chai cigarette coloneldecided door Douglass drill everything eyes face feel fight flash floor going Green Zone Haji looked Haji's hand happened heard HumveesHurriya inside Iranian Iraq Iraqi Army Karbala killed Laith listen Mahmud man's meet mind Mohammad neededneighborhood never nodded his head ofthe ofthem ofthis Perhaps protégé pulled push Qassem knew Qassem looked Qassem nodded Qassem wantedremember Sadr City Sadr's scared screams seemed Sheikh Shiites shit shook his head smell smoke sofa soldiers someone soon staredstarted stay stop street stun guns Sunnis sure talk Tehran tell things told took tried trying turned voice Wahhabis Walid asked Walid feltWalid looked Walid nodded Walid smiled Walid thought Walid wanted walked wondered words



And for comparison I have included the word cloud for Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians:


Not all that impressive for such an impressive book. I find some solace in that...

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