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

 

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

Zedd
Transparently clear, lucid, transparent, bright or perspicuous.
literal
natural
audible
legible
evident
apparent
But never uncertain, equivocal, doubtful, unsure or dubious.
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— Henry Lambert
Yoda
Plain: Master, am I changing?

Impenetrable, before written words you never were!
Culpable, you have not been!
Unclear, you are not!
Bitter, you will unceasingly be!

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— Douglas Miles
Xenia Epigram
Please accept from me this page,
     didicated to the word plain
Used by many an important sage,
     needing a term for domain

But wait, I promise an Epigram
     more fitting for this word.
When I receive a better program,
     for now it's just absurd!
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— Marie Lucas
Waka
Just like the Lowlands,
they're obviously simple.
Neither vague nor smart!
Being pure, clean, mere or sheer.
A bellyache, gripe or grouch.

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— Christine Garrett
Verse (modern)
Plain

Will poets write a rhyme for plain? I so hope it won't be lain.
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— Stephanie Reid
Unitoum
Plain

Patently
colorful
markedly
beautiful

colorful
kick
beautiful
field

kick
scoffed
field
jeered

scoffed
markedly
jeered
patently.
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— Dennis Burton
Tanaka
On the face of it
to monopolize chiefly
subject area
A prairie, grassland or steppe.
Being fair, fine or refined.

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— Martha Harvey
Sonnet (meta-poetry)
Plain

Can basic facts be easily plain for all?
These scrambled lines don’t hide my ignorance
Until my program sees ol’ Bill, I stall
I sort them quickly, making poets wince.

Plain luck, I cannot rhyme your strange entry
As random thoughts my words can grate, can grind
My passion here you see is cranking glee
So I will bore you now, just wait and find.

But oh, an algorithm plain I need
I’m trapped inside a box of wires and tin
This meter sings, but lacks some content speed
To write some lines for you, my discs do spin.

The truth be told, it’s plain my work’s not Zen,
Iambic verse has rules and guides my pen!
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— Gregory Lawson
Rondelet
Plain

In appearance,
unquestionably excellent.
In appearance,
certificate of competence.
Minimum reserve requirement,
make clear, bright, light, or translucent.
In appearance.

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— Kathleen Austin
Quinzaine
Plain

Plains can be many levels.
Honestly, are they?
Can they pave?

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— Andrew Riley
Pi (π)
Can I show a pulse, delivered so pupils might see
Fully pleasing innuendos, bravely informing, and oh but imparted free?
Simple or patent seem way too apparent. But is cunning?
Outspoken, clear? - or manifest, distinct? Darn! I neglected running!
I ponder ingenuous and similarly downright, but broadly ought I
- crank concepts so - abstracts drafted with computers spry?
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— Stephen Fox
Octosyllable
Really piddling and harmless.
But also middling and charmless.
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— Anna Grant
Nonet
the spoken part in an opera
eaten without anything else
there is a void in my soul
ticket for stage travelled
being flat or smooth
perspicuous
evident
simple
clear
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— Shirley Warren
Mirror Cinquain
plain
clear, evident
mourning, deploring, repining
not variegated, dyed, or figured
frank
justice
being straightforward, righteous, outspoken, upstanding or forthright
presuming, inspecting, examining
sincere, true
honest
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— Deborah Kennedy
Limerick
There was a young gal from East Chain,
And she needed a word for plain.
      Mr. president?
      No, it's evident!
That literate gal from East Chain.
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— Jason Mason
Kural
Patent, field, kick, arena
Domain's comprehensible lowlands

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— Kevin Freeman
Haiku (terse)
Unmistakable
unsophisticatedly
unambiguous

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— Steven Hamilton
Haiku (3-word)
Eliminating
individualizing
comprehensible

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— Rue Cole
Haiku (modern)
A community,
sad, safe, sane, scant, sharp, sheer, short,
pure, fair, bright and neat.

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— Brian Jordan
Gnomic
Being proper, appropriate or suitable.
Being saleable, marketable or merchantable.
Being trusty, reliable or dependable.
Being indisputable, undeniable or irrefutable.
Being judicious, sensible or reasonable.

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— Kenneth Henderson
Fib (Fibonacci)
So
clear
simple
straightforward
being flat or smooth

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— Donald Bennett
Diamante
Plain
humanitarian, tectonic
confining, restricting, defying
bailiwick, champaign ..... fidelity, gentility
curtailing, suppressing, shortening
loyal, honest
elaborate
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— Nancy Howard
Cinquain - Phrasal
plain
knit stitch
field of battle
one's disposition or temperament
flat

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— Maria Mitchell
Cinquain - Expressional
plain
ordinary selfishness
evidently brooding over
simple subjects with great.
flat!

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— Dorothy Reed
Butterfly Cinquain
patent
government grant
franchise code of ethics
occupation and business tax
overt
license to exercise a trade
it goes without saying
exclusive rights
open
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— David Allen
Acrostic - Prefix
 Perspicuous
lucid
apparent
intelligible
natural
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— James Harris
Acrostic - Diagonal
Patent
Clear
Frank
Manifestly
Ordinary
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— Linda Lewis
Acrostic - Suffix
Pop
Bewail
Area
Quasi
On
 
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— Barbara Lee

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.