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

Zedd
Authoritatively dreary, gloomy, bleak, joyless or cheerless.
ruthful
pitiful
piteous
dolorous
penitent
diffident
But neither impudent, immodest, unabashed nor shameless.
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— Lucy Howard
Yoda
Rueful: Master, can I become unremorseful?

Unremorseful, before creation you never were!
Mournful, you have been!
Regretful, you are!
Doleful, you will continuously be!

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— Melanie Fletcher
Xenia Epigram
Please take from me this page,
     focussing on the term rueful
Used by many a linguist sage,
     seeking a term for doleful

Just wait a bit and you may find,
     better than any an anagram,
when coders have more time,
     a much better fitting epigram.
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— Móric Foster
Waka
Just like the mourners,
they're unfortunately bleak.
No, never jocund!
Spacecraft Attitude Display,
discontented with oneself.

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— Ida Cooper
Verse (modern)
Rueful

If writers struggle for a rhyme with rueful, they might want to consider using successful.
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— Marion Marshal
Unitoum
Rueful

Sorrow
wallowed
grief
prevailed

wallowed
regretful
prevailed
doleful

regretful
confirm
doleful
brighten

confirm
grief
brighten
sorrow.
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— Floyd Ros
Tanaka
For the time being
relatives by marriage
be anxious about
South Atlantic Division.
site area director.

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— Lynn Innocent
Rondelet
Rueful

Lacking sharpness,
jokes with a double meaning.
Lacking sharpness,
characterized by hopelessness.
Not clear to the understanding,
deliberately misleading.
Lacking sharpness.

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— Valerie Leopold
Quinzaine
Rueful

I'm never in a poem.
Do you believe it?
Are darks dark?

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— Lucille Leith
Pi (π)
May I fake a pulse, published so people might see
Fully charming allusions, broadly nurturing, and oh how divulged free?
Woeful or dreary feel way too apparent. But is meaning?
Sorrowful, sorry? - or mournful, grievous? Darn! I deserted moaning!
I ponder miserable and certainly regretful, but broadly ought I
- blurt meanings so - sentences drafted from computers spry?
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— Pauline Red
Octosyllable
Really ratty and seedy.
But also tatty and needy.
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— Allen Silver
Nonet
Being dark, sombre, black or obscure
miserable looking from cold
discontented with oneself
strange and disquieting
infelicitous
lugubrious
unhappy
dismal
bleak
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— Bryan Justice
Mirror Cinquain
rueful
mournful, dreary
deploring, expiating, bewailing
being miserable, dismal, unhappy, pitiful or pitiable
sorrow
grief
being miserable, dismal, sorry, pitiful or doleful
commiserating, bewailing, inferring
woeful, mournful
sadness
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— Paula Vaughan
Limerick
There was a young gal from Horry,
She wanted a word for sorry.
      Rolling the pebble?
      Or miserable!
That literate girl from Horry.
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— Alan Valentine
Kural
Sorrow, grief, repentance, compunction
Wretch's regretful desolations

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— Julia Harding
Haiku (terse)
Unreliable
apologetically
infelicitous

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— Henry Stirling
Haiku (3-word)
Repudiating
valetudinarian
insufficiency

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— Ryan Ros
Haiku (modern)
Sad, bleak, dark and blue,
woeful, dreary, and doleful,
infelicitous!

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— Howard Tate
Gnomic
Being tedious, irksome or tiresome.
Being onerous, cumbersome or burdensome.

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— Douglas Reagan
Fib (Fibonacci)
So
sad
sorry
unhappy
apologetic

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— Marie Carlisle
Diamante
Rueful
mournful, depressed
empathizing, sympathizing, realising
sorrow, sadness ..... froward, boldface
outlawing, pushing, daring
willful, wayward
unrepentant
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— Andrew Valentine
Cinquain - Phrasal
rueful
without merit
behind ones back
being lamentable or deplorable
regretful

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— Helen Cole
Cinquain - Expressional
rueful
downcast looks
very pitiful this
contrite mood she began.
grievous!

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— Brian Marshall
Butterfly Cinquain
gloomy
without merit
injury or damage
wearing the aspect of sorrow
dismal
jokes with a double meaning
impervious to light
low spirited
downcast
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— Havel Hamilton
Acrostic - Prefix
 Regretful
unhappy
eerie
funereal
unfortunate
lamentable
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— Mary Allen
Acrostic - Diagonal
Regretful
Hurt
Wretch
Diffident
Compunction
Meritless
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— Linda Morris

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.