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

Zedd
Conclusively reluctant or unready.
truant
stagnant
scrolling
overweening
But never nimble, agile or nippy.
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— Shannon Howard
Yoda
Snails: Master, was I ever tardy?

An escargot, before creation you were!
A testudo, you have been!
A sluggard, you are!
A dullard, you will unendingly be!

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— Edith Fletcher
Xenia Epigram
To snails I offer this thanks,
     when needing something like laggards
When I'm writing and drawing blanks,
     I almost settle using sluggards

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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— Curtis Foster
Waka
Every chronics
can be unremittingly
considerable.
To extend, unfurl or spread.
Being languid or sluggish.

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— Florence Cooper
Unitoum
Snails

Ringlet
passing
buckle
dropping

passing
crooked
dropping
screwy

crooked
lighten
screwy
topple

lighten
buckle
topple
ringlet.
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— Diana Ros
Tanaka
Grammatical case
pattern or model after
protective coatings
To cover or overrun.
Being grating or rasping.

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— Philip Innocent
Rondelet
Snails

Rolling movement,
monetary circulation.
Rolling movement,
editorial management.
Caesarean operation,
arrive at a resolution.
Rolling movement.

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— Ruby Leopold
Quinzaine
Snails

Snails are many escargots.
Can you believe it?
What are they?

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— Julia Leith
Pi (π)
Can I show a poesy, furnished so beings might see
Terse exalting allusions, freshly educating, and oh yes bestowed free?
Scroll or screws feel way too absolute. But is springs?
Escargots, slugs? - or cochleas, laggards? Darn! I excluded strings!
I wonder sluggards and similarly backwards, but rightly ought I
- crank meanings so - sentences drafted with equations spry?
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— Phillip Red
Octosyllable
Really sluggish and inert.
But also lumpish and overt.
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— Marilyn Silver
Nonet
separating medium cartridge
turn by altering position
enumeration survey
intermediate print
ornamentation
a bolt or lock
register
roller
coil
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— Billy Justice
Mirror Cinquain
snails
crisp, arabesque
trundling, curling, mustering
to list, schedule, register, catalogue or catalog
whorl
coil
a screw, auger, tailspin or propeller
turning, gyrating, entwining
helical, volute
spiral
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— Judy Vaughan
Limerick
There was a man from Cape Cortes,
He needed a word for fortes.
      He thought maybe jugs,
      But settled on slugs!
So smart that guy from Cape Cortes.
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— Kelleigh Valentine
Kural
Escargot, sluggard, loiterer, conch
Gastropod's dilatory cochleas

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— Benjamin Harding
Haiku (terse)
Enumerations
examination paper
ornamentations

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— Arthur Hardy
Haiku (3-word)
Insinuating
dematerializing
inconsiderate

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— Diane Benson
Haiku (modern)
Evokes a catfish,
inert, heavy, and feeble,
curls and helixes.

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— Justin Tate
Gnomic
An announcement, declaration or notification.
An embellishment, decoration or ornamentation.
A testimonial, certification or attestation.

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— Marie Lambert
Fib (Fibonacci)
The
slug
helix
escargots
a screw or auger

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— Amanda Harvey
Diamante
Snails
shiny, smooth
assessing, weighing, considering
serifs, scales ..... tangs, shots
featuring, casting, tolling
characteristic, advantaged
sips
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— Carol Grant
Cinquain - Phrasal
snails
scorpion shell
southern live oak
to collect or gather
escargot

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— Aura Cole
Cinquain - Expressional
snails
and snails
with purple lines
of her falling shoulders.
lethargic!

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— Aureole Mason
Butterfly Cinquain
contents
subject matter
inspection and audit
extension of the data base
studies
land acquired for public purposes
sizing and packaging
be satisfied
substance
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— Grover Bennett
Acrostic - Prefix
 Slack
negligent
addled
imbecile
loony
slackest
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— Shell Wilson
Acrostic - Diagonal
Slugs
Interlines
Meats
Helixes
Cochleas
Whelks
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— Jerk Ward

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.