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Decline and Fall: December 2011

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Stanzas 1 and 3: selections from the poetry generator charNG, using character 5-grams, markov chaining, and 20% chance of inserting a newline after a word (some newlines removed post-generation).  Corpus: WikiNews articles for December 2011 with parenthetical insertions using JanusNode and insertion words from Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" Chapter XXXVI: "Total Extinction Of The Western Empire". Stanza 2: codework pseudohaiku using WikiNews articles as above.

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