Sequence, Selection

a aardvark abbess abbey air

aisle alabaster ash

ashamed ashore aside at bail

bait baker balance bash

Sequence, Selection is a computer-executed procedure for formal sound poetry. The process takes some given sequence and selects elements from it according to a set of meter and rhyme constraints. The example above uses a march through a modified version of an English dictionary as its sequence and uses common meter (01010101/010101) (abab) as its selection criteria.