HIDDEN GREEN

2019 SPRING

GROUP PROJECT WITH YI-CHIN LEE, JIYUAN LI, ZIXIN YAO

PROFESSOR: EUNSU KANG

In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy wittily wrote, " All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." That same observation applies even more accurately to romantic relationships. Most people are looking for love that persists and prevails. However, being in love is also about embracing the intimate knowledge of its dark side. In this project, we searched for the throes and torments instead of the cloying and saccharine in a romantic relationship. Utilizing the immense corpus from the Project Gutenberg Poetry Database (more than 300 million lines of poetry from that infamous first digital archive of literature), our LSTM learner was able to generate a remarkable volume of content that taps into these gloomy niches of romance.

She wears that lovely collar wherein I can meet you by the hidden green.

From her confiding neck upon the throbbing body, and more besides a lady from the distant sea shall rise and sink with quiet peace.

 

Youth she doe to lose perfection from the soul.

With sword in part which seemed to gaze upon her eye.

In silence, like me over dark, exhausted all my sight.

Both wanted to fear little affairs.

 

Pinch him through the troubled sea, but he holds her on his arm, pretty orphan body lies alive alone in king and wife.

There were a deaths conscious corse, and seizes him in water green and gold.

 

Do not then him love evermore.

So shall we go to the end of the third,

Return no more.