Use a Lyric to Compose a Poem

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In this extension, you will use one of your lyrics as inspiration to compose a poem in “Verse by Verse.”

To complete this project, you will: Go to sites.research.google/versebyverse.

Decide on the muses for your poem, Design your poem’s structure, Plug in one of your song lyrics, Use the suggested results to inspire your poem, And share your poem with others.

For some people, writing lyrics can feel like composing poetry.

It sometimes feels like one naturally leads to the other because of the rhyme and rhythm.

When you start to plug in your lyrics in “Verse by Verse,” it will use artificial intelligence, or AI, to give you ideas for the next lines. Artificial intelligence is when a computer program or machine can think and learn like a human. The artificial intelligence used in “Verse by Verse” provides inspiration as you write your poem, but it’s not intended to replace your own thinking. You have the control to use the suggested lines exactly as they are, change them to make your poem more personal, or reject them completely.

Also, your poem can have a similar message as your song, or you can compose something completely different.

To begin, open your lyrics document from the main lesson.

Then, navigate to sites.research.google/versebyverse, And enter the site.

Next, decide on the muses for your poem. A muse is the source of inspiration.

Many artists have muses that inspire them as they create their work, but writers can have them too.

In “Verse by Verse,” you choose the poets you would like to have as muses; the lines the tool suggests will be in their style.

For example, you might create a poem in the style of Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, or a combination of all three.

If you’re familiar with the poet you would like to use, move on the next page. If not, click on a few to learn more about them and see examples of their poetry.

Remember that the tool will suggest lines for you in the style of the poets you select.

Now choose up to three poets to act as your muses and move on to the next page.

Next, design the poem you’d like to write.

Use the definitions on the side of the page to help you decide what structure to use.

Once you decided on your muses and poem structure, return to your song lyrics.

Select a lyric to begin your poem. It can be the first line or any other line you’d like.

Type the lyric in the tool, And look at the suggestions from your muses. Decide if there are any lines you’d like to use.

Remember that you can reject lines completely, Or change them to make them more personal or meaningful.

When you’re satisfied with your poem, add or change any punctuation you’d like.

Then, give it a title.

If you’d like, choose a decorative theme for your poem.

To save the poem and share it with others, you can either copy the text itself into an email, Or download it as an image.

Now, it’s your turn: Go to sites.research.google/versebyverse Decide on the muses for your poem, Design your poem’s structure, Plug in one of your song lyrics, Use the suggested results to inspire your poem, And share your poem with others.

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