Turn Articles Into Poems Using ChatGPT
New prompt: Turn [content] into [artform].
I’ve discovered a new AI hack: turning articles into poems.
First - the poem:
Controlled opposition, a subtle foe,
A spy in guise of friends, a traitor's cloak,
They seem to fight for one, but let it be known
Their aim is to subvert, to make them choke.
With them, I play both sides, a master chess,
And watch as they my opposition spy,
They sow dissent, and make my foes distress,
Ensuring that true victory is nigh.
Their goal is not to win, but to control,
To lead my foes down a path that's doomed to end,
They'll undermine their strategies, make them droll,
And leave them to a fate that's sure to rend.
It's hard to spot them, for they hide their face,
But outcomes speak, and reveal their true place.
This poem was created from my article What Is Controlled Opposition? after I noticed it was getting tons of traffic and discovered it is the #2 search result for “controlled opposition” on Google.
Right now, I’m working on a book of AI-assisted poetry. A poem about controlled opposition written as a sonnet struck me as an interesting topic. I also thought if it was written as a love poem from the perspective of someone using controlled opposition against their enemies that would create an ironic twist.
To create this poem, I gave AI the prompt: “Turn this article into a sonnet” followed by posting the ENTIRE article into ChatGPT. That produced a first draft, which I then had it rewrite to be from the perspective of someone using controlled opposition and praising it. After combining the two and reworking them a bit, the above poem was the result.
ChatGPT felt the need to put one of it’s killjoy disclaimers in the chat, which I found funny: “Please note that this is not a serious request and the above sonnet promotes the idea of controlled opposition which is a tactic that undermines democracy and civil rights. It's important to be aware that controlled opposition is not a good thing.”
This opens a whole new window for art - poems into articles, articles into poems, “turn this article into a metaphorical image that represents the idea - now turn that into a Midjourney prompt,” etc.
Read the article that inspired this poem here: