Toto Poetry
~ A Poetry Dictionary ~
toto, adj. (Latin) altogether, complete, universal.
poetry, n. (English) metrical composition.

 

Poetic Definitions: earlier
Poetic Form
Didactic "Graph Theoretic Poems"  

Zedd
Promptly sure, certain, indubitable, safe or confident.
elder
older
prior
anterior
ancient
antecedent
But never following, ensuing, pursuant or subsequent.
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— Kathleen Tucker
Yoda
Earlier: Please master, what is next?

Immediately, before time you never were!
Antecedently, you have been!
Lately, you are!
Transiently, you will always be!

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— Andrew Freeman
Xenia Epigram
To earlier I offer this thanks,
     when needing something like afore
When I'm writing and drawing blanks,
     I almost settle using before

I am in search of more,
     trying to sing your praise!
It's you I very much adore,
     lacking in so many ways.
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— Stephen Marshall
Waka
Just like the betimes,
they're originally old.
No, never present!
A door, threshold or driveway.
An entranceway or lemma.

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— Eric Harrison
Verse (modern)
Earlier

Poets who struggle ryhming earlier, might want to try using uglier.
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— Scott Jordan
Unitoum
Earlier

Formerly
present
sooner
knowing

present
morning
knowing
acquaintance

morning
died
acquaintance
cancelled

died
sooner
cancelled
formerly.
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— Brenda Wallace
Tanaka
In the beginning
entry of a procedure
venerable sir
An advance or advancement.
Being foremost or leading.

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— Melissa Hamilton
Sonnet (meta-poetry)
Earlier

Do early versions here my scripts expose?
A phrase, a word, a blurb, it’s clear I’m thrown
Perhaps one day my verse will smell of rose
For what you type in my website as shown.

To be a master writer tries the brains
Oh man, that’s a tough phrase, so odd, so rare
Especially for now, your topic strains
I’ll pledge some verse humanity can’t bare.

But keep on waiting long, I hope you stay
To write some lines for you, my discs do spin
To churn such verse a billion times a day
I’m trapped inside a box of wires and tin.

These scrambled lines don’t hide my ignorance,
I sort them quickly, making poets wince!
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— Angela Ford
Rondelet
Earlier

Head of the page,
contribution application.
Head of the page,
disability percentage.
Put a person in a passion,
secretarial division.
Head of the page.

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— Cynthia Foster
Quinzaine
Earlier

Betimes are several blocks.
Are they initial?
Can they lend?

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— Shirley Perry
Pi (π)
Can I pass a metre, published so people might see
Terse edifying summaries, clearly informing, and oh yet imparted free?
Across or beside look way too absolute. But is farther?
Preceding, ahead? - or formerly, overhead? Oops! I excluded further!
I wonder foregoing and therefore aforetime, but plainly ought I
- state meanings so - sentences drafted with equations spry?
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— Deborah Coleman
Octosyllable
Really bygone and ancient.
But also foregone and recent.
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— Kimberly Henderson
Nonet
Being timely or seasonable
done at an unsuitable time
inexperienced person
in a homely manner
rudimentary
original
initial
prior
past
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— Sarah Bennett
Mirror Cinquain
earlier
previous, oldest
tilling, facing, preceding
an admittance, admission or accession
anteriority
dads
planning and scheduling subsystem
moving, starting, removing
light, fellow
pas
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— Laura Brooks
Limerick
There was a young girl from Parlier,
She wanted a word for earlier.
      Johnny come early?
      No, it's formerly!
That literate girl from Parlier.
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— Brian Howard
Kural
Friend, morning, event, acquaintance
Incident's previous bygones

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— Edward Cooper
Haiku (terse)
Anteriorly
California poppy
immediately

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— Helen Carter
Haiku (3-word)
Eradicating
supererogatory
authorization

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— George Parker
Haiku (modern)
Preliminary!
Erstwhile, other, and willful,
firstly foregoing!

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— Kenneth Reed
Gnomic
Hence, therefore or consequently.
Obviously, evidently or apparently.

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— Karen Nelson
Fib (Fibonacci)
So
past
prior
previous
preliminary

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— Christopher Wright
Diamante
Earlier
chummy, intimate
realizing, creating, performing
comrade, effect ..... trace, queen
retracing, describing, discovering
linear, striped
later
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— Margaret Hall
Cinquain - Phrasal
earlier
before now
until that time
being fore or front
past

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— Guillaume Clark
Cinquain - Expressional
earlier
the previous
life before reincarnation
without consciousness of former.
past!

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— Charles Lee
Butterfly Cinquain
above
in addition
as noted earlier
more detailed information on
beyond
having too much dignity for
in the vicinity
previous to
supra
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— Barbara Martin
Acrostic - Diagonal
Event
Past
Formerly
Whilom
Originally
Before
Quicker
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— Patricia Taylor
Acrostic - Suffix
Before
Supra
Prior
Matutinal
Arrivederci
Comrade
Elder
 
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— Linda Harris

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.