Assignment: Generative text

Using what you learned about arrays, strings and text in Processing, make a sketch that randomly generates a piece of text (poetry, prose or anything you want) on every mouse click.
Think about the visual presentation of the text as well.

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You can try some exotic stuff like Markov Chains and Context Free Grammars.
This is an introduction by Daniel Shiffman.

Rita is a library specifically designed for generative literature. It contains tools for analyzing, creating and visualizing text. It even has a text-to-speech module.

For example the Haiku Grammar is a fairly simple sketch based on this grammar file.

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