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

Zedd
Purely isolated, alone, lonely or solitary.
grasping
steering
projected
concerted
Rarely essential, imperative or necessary.
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— Bradley Howard
Yoda
Rules: Master, is that all there is?

A criterion, before time you were!
An option, you have not been!
A desire, you are not!
An empire, you will always be!

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— France Fletcher
Xenia Epigram
Please take from me this page,
     focussing on the term rules
Used by many a linguist sage,
     seeking a term for scales

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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— Alfred Foster
Waka
A highhandedness
that is customarily
inhibitory.
To have power or command.
have an affinity with.

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— Victoria Ace
Verse (modern)
Rules

Will poets write a rhyme for rules? I so hope it won't be mules.
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— Stanley Oswald
Unitoum
Rules

Caution
obey
business
slacken

obey
warning
slacken
prudence

warning
deaden
prudence
lessen

deaden
business
lessen
caution.
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— Danny Charlton
Tanaka
Making regular
to be taken for a ride
prove superior
To have power or command.
have an affinity with.

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— Fred Morley
Sonnet (meta-poetry)
Rules

So can you Bill give rules or I’ll lose face?
Bad luck, I cannot rhyme your strange entry
This form of verse is hard to write with grace
My passion here you see is cranking glee.

My patience long, so wait for me to be!
I’m trapped inside a box of wires and tin
To read, then write and be for all to see!
To write some lines for you, my discs do spin.

But please ask human rules to take my place
Perhaps one day my verse will smell of rose
As poets die with edges left in space
This early version here my scripts expose.

Iambic verse has rules and scripts my pen,
The truth be told, it’s clear my work’s not Zen!
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— Harry Bartholomew
Rondelet
Rules

Carpenter's square,
library administration.
Carpenter's square,
particularly to declare.
Putting into operation,
therapeutic indication.
Carpenter's square.

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— Nicole Ridley
Quinzaine
Rules

Rules can be many customs.
Honestly, are they?
Can they bring?

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— Benjamin France
Pi (π)
Can I show a metre, disclosed so people might see
Terse didactic overviews, hastily informing, and oh but imparted free?
Guides or ruling feel all too absolute. But is empires?
Schedules, sways? - or charters, mandates? Oops! I deserted umpires!
I ponder decisions and sometimes ordinance, but broadly ought I
- throw concepts so - allusions drafted with equations spry?
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— Klaus Reagan
Octosyllable
Really valid and formal.
But also stolid and normal.
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— Gerald Ash
Nonet
the action in Chinese opera
books of significant value
mandatory instructions
companies ordinance
imperiousness
regulations
decisions
habits
runs
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— Gloria Ritchie
Mirror Cinquain
rules
solitary, distant
formulating, penning, composing
being regular, systematic, normal or orderly
guides
knobs
the projecting parts of a shield
heading, chairing, presiding
chief, sovereign
bosses
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— Albert Hartley
Limerick
There was a gal from Lake Jules,
She wanted a word for rules.
      The visitations?
      Regulations!
Thought the woman from Lake Jules.
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— Alys Bentley
Kural
Command, order, dominion, law
Principle's canonic ascendancies

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— Ryan Rich
Haiku (terse)
Imperiousness
totalitarianism
authorization

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— Anna Garrett
Haiku (3-word)
Predominating
institutionalizing
authoritative

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— Réamann Warner
Haiku (modern)
A delightfulness,
enthral, certain, and bygone,
chiefly moderate!

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— Henry Osborne
Fib (Fibonacci)
The
law
command
governance
a measure or scale

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— Shirley Riley
Diamante
Rules
actual, correct
depicting, identifying, reaping
line, authority ..... invitation, petition
entreating, praying, imploring
fractious, cranky
request
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— Sharon Spencer
Cinquain - Phrasal
rules
chemical formula
control or restrain
to prevail or predominate
govern

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— Donald Hamilton
Cinquain - Expressional
rules
and order
to provide control
or other foreign influence.
canonical!

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— Edward Harrison
Butterfly Cinquain
ruling
to dominate
move into position
adjudication of a claim
judgment
decision of the town council
bring into position
control oneself
leading
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— Daniel Henderson
Acrostic - Prefix
 Rightful
uniform
legal
explicit
solitary
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— Jennifer Harris
Acrostic - Diagonal
Regulates
But
Holds
Governs
Lines
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— Ryszard Bailey

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.