Toto Poetry
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toto, adj. (Latin) altogether, complete, universal.
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Poetic Definitions: terse
Poetic Form
Didactic "Graph Theoretic Poems"  

Zedd
Barely brief, succinct, terse, short or compendious.
hasty
frosty
nippy
snappy
reticent
prevalent
But never wordy, garrulous, talkative or loquacious.
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— Herbert Charlton
Yoda
Terse: Master, do I have a bright future?

Neat, before time you were!
Polite, you have not been!
Long-winded, you are not!
Unclouded, you will always be!

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— Bradley Morley
Xenia Epigram
To terse I offer this thanks,
     when needing something like snappy
When I'm writing and drawing blanks,
     I almost settle using nippy

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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— Edith Ridley
Waka
Just like the thumbnails,
they're laconically brief.
No, never stodgy!
Being curt, abrupt or brusque.
A memorandum or note.

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— Allen Reagan
Verse (modern)
Terse

Ending a couplet paired with terse? You may find a need for worse!
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— Stanley Ash
Unitoum
Terse

Chasteness
widen
shortness
broaden

widen
dinky
broaden
outline

dinky
manage
outline
govern

manage
shortness
govern
chasteness.
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— Crystal Silver
Tanaka
Main points of a case
to provide information
in the time coming
Being curt, abrupt or brusque.
An attorney or lawyer.

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— Robina Carlisle
Sonnet (meta-poetry)
Terse

Can truth be told, it’s terse my work’s not Zen?
Oh no, not that! A term so strange for me!
Iambic verse has rules and guides my pen
So here I have a canned default for thee.

These scrambled lines don’t hide my ignorance
I’m trapped inside a box of wires and tin
I sort them quickly, making poets wince
To write some lines for you, my discs do spin.

But basic facts are easily clear for all
My coding spews it forth and makes you snore
Until my program sees ol’ Bill, I stall
For just that phrase, a poem is a bore.

An algorithm tight and terse I need,
This meter sings, but lacks some content speed!
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— Diana Sinclair
Rondelet
Terse

Narrow minded,
assure somebody's position.
Narrow minded,
insufficiently provided.
Enter into a convention,
formally written petition.
Narrow minded.

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— Paula Pearce
Quinzaine
Terse

Briefs are many underpants.
Can you believe it?
Are they terse?

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— Alan Hartley
Pi (π)
May I pass a meter, furnished so pupils might see
Fully exalting allusions, frankly informing, and oh but imparted free?
Little or briefs look all too apparent. But is backing?
Temporary, terse? - or briefing, synopsis? Damn! I neglected lacking!
I ponder epitomize and sometimes condensed, but happily ought I
- throw meanings so - innuendos crafted with equations spry?
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— Julia Vaughan
Octosyllable
Really rigid and glassy.
But also frigid and classy.
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— Bonnie Bentley
Nonet
employment of a solicitor
treat coolly or impolitely
concluding observations
being close or narrow
abbreviation
epitome
syllabus
digest
gist
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— Bobby Gay
Mirror Cinquain
terse
concise, succinct
abstracting, resuming, outlining
appearing as if rubbed or wiped off
summary
precis
a condensed version of a motion picture scenario
briefing, summarizing, abstracting
abstract, brief
synopsis
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— Howard Valentine
Limerick
There was a gal from Old Verse,
She wanted a word for terse.
      Perhaps it is schlort?
      But settled on short!
Thought the woman from Old Verse.
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— Aaron Rich
Kural
Nappy, summary, epitome, thumbnail
Briefing's concise hasties

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— Adam Whitaker
Haiku (terse)
Unmistakable
recapitulatory
unambiguous

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— Arthur Lambert
Haiku (3-word)
Epitomizing
recapitulatory
abbreviation

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— Ryan Baldwin
Haiku (modern)
A vacuousness,
scant, scarce, sharp, sheer, short, sleek, slight,
curt, neat, crisp and brusque.

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— Albert Hammond
Gnomic
Being shiny, glossy or lustrous.
Being strong, powerful or vigorous.

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— Boutros Lucas
Fib (Fibonacci)
So
short
succinct
accurate
unmistakable
being grumpy, gruff, rough or rude

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— Andrew Riley
Diamante
Terse
tabloid, brief
epitomizing, amassing, assembling
recapitulation, compendia ..... prolix, jejune
trying, tiring, wearing
puerile, juvenile
long-winded
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— Shirley Freeman
Cinquain - Phrasal
terse
elegantly concise
performance on production
being abstracted or abstract
short

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— Edward Brooks
Cinquain - Expressional
terse
and concise
essay about one's
head on solid ground.
little!

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— Kevin Jordan
Butterfly Cinquain
compact
pack together
of high viscosity
enter into a convention
solid
to corner a fleeing person
letter of agreement
press together
contract
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— Kenneth Howard
Acrostic - Prefix
 Telegraphic
epigrammatic
reticent
short
explicit
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— Linda Taylor
Acrostic - Diagonal
Telegraphic
Neat
Curt
Brusque
Sententious
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— Jennifer Walker
Acrostic - Suffix
Curt
Brusque
Fair
Sententious
Epitome
 
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— Havel Allen

Source: Eve, with graph theoretic pseudonyms.