Toto Poetry
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Poetic Definitions: shortening
Poetic Form
Didactic "Graph Theoretic Poems"  

Zedd
Conclusively diminishing, dwindling or decreasing.
docking
sheering
tremendous
voluminous
No, never artful, astute, slick, smart or cunning.
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— Connie Howard
Yoda
Shortening: Master, have I ever been cheerful?

Encouraging, before time you never were!
Horrifying, you have been!
Sad, you are!
Bad, you will always be!

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— Johnny Eliot
Xenia Epigram
Please take from me this page,
     focussing on the term shortening
Used by many a linguist sage,
     seeking a term for tightening

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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— Paula Innocent
Waka
Every sadness
can be precipitously
overpowering.
A cutback or retrenchment.
Being sagging or drooping.

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— Shawn Leopold
Verse (modern)
Shortening

Rappers needing a lyric after shortening, may want to consider inserting heartening.
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— Lois Leith
Unitoum
Shortening

Clipping
liberated
reduction
emphasised

liberated
trim
emphasised
scrumptious

trim
deepen
scrumptious
broaden

deepen
reduction
broaden
clipping.
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— Eugene Red
Tanaka
Becoming Slimmer
to give other instructions
keep under control
To drop, fall, fell or subside.
reduction of density.

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— Jeremy Warwick
Rondelet
Shortening

To diminish,
negative acceleration.
To diminish,
partial removal of varnish.
Chemical decomposition,
area of distribution.
To diminish!

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— Kelleigh Silver
Quinzaine
Shortening

Never found in good poems.
Can you believe it?
Are they fine?

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— Janice Duke
Pi (π)
Can I cast a pulse, published so pupils might see
Newly pleasing sentences, visibly educating, and oh but provided free?
Bating or paring seem all too manifest. But is hacking?
Abridging, abate? - or reducing, trimming? Darn! I deserted packing!
I ponder lessening and certainly dwindling, but happily ought I
- throw concepts so - summaries fetched with equations spry?
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— Judith Vaughan
Octosyllable
Really grasping and tubby.
But also strapping and chubby.
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— Joan Valentine
Nonet
To belittle, debase or cheapen
to demolish, ruin or destroy
to drop, fall, fell or subside
engage the hindquarters
to dwindle or wane
mitigating
humbling
crushing
trim
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— Jean Harding
Mirror Cinquain
shortening
fatty, greasy
abbreviating, curtailing, reducing
a lessening, decrease, abatement, decline or decrement
curtailment
abatement
a curtailment, retrenchment or abbreviation
lessening, abating, impairing
effete, decrepit
reduction
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— Jonathan Stafford
Limerick
There was a young gal from Norten,
She needed a word for shorten.
      Take the jism trail?
      But then thought curtail!
That literate gal from Norten.
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— Jack Rich
Kural
Snub, contraction, limit, retrenchment
Magazine's slim compressions

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— Juan Osborne
Haiku (terse)
Abbreviating
miniaturization
economizing

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— Amanda Benson
Haiku (3-word)
Abbreviating
supererogatory
accumulation

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— Harold Baldwin
Haiku (modern)
Can you summarize?
Truncated, and menial,
unpacked and pointed.

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— Janet Tate
Gnomic
The act of amassing, collecting or accumulating.
The act of descending, alighting or dismounting.
The act of ignoring, neglecting or omitting.
The act of banishing, deporting or relegating.

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— Jerry Hardy
Fib (Fibonacci)
To
drop
lessen
summarise
incapacitate

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— Martha Lambert
Diamante
Shortening
separate, disagreeable
curtailing, reducing, chopping
abridge, slash ..... amplification, increase
lengthening, augmenting, aggrandizing
swollen, bloated
expand
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— Jessica Elliott
Cinquain - Phrasal
shortening
scale down
smash to pieces
to wane or decline
condense

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— Kenneth Ellis
Cinquain - Expressional
shortening
by reaction
to the decline
and fall of great.
diminishing!

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— Mátyás Hudson
Butterfly Cinquain
curtail
to diminish
take into custody
cutting without stock removal
shorten
decrease of volume to zero
engage the hindquarters
use sparingly
condense
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— Havel Cole
Acrostic - Diagonal
Slimming
Thinning
Cropping
Abbreviation
Diluting
Reduce
Ignoring
Limitation
Minimizing
Belittling
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— Barbara Jackson

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.