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(Darwin Bell / CC BY-NC 2.0)

Enter a passage from a book, a poem, song lyrics, or something you wrote yourself into the Cut-Up Machine and see what scrambled brilliance emerges!

According to Wikipedia:

The cut-up technique is an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text.

The concept can be traced to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs, and has since been used in a wide variety of contexts.

Can you guess where this rearranged text came from?



link: Cut-Up Machine

**related: Form a poem
***bonus: Read serendipitous poetry from The New York Times

The cut-up text above is from the Sara Bareilles song Brave.

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