Let's keep these Poetic Form Fridays rolling with the tautogram!
The tautogram is best explained by its Greek root words of "tauto" meaning "the same" and "gramma" meaning "letter." Basically, all words in the poem begin with the same letter.
So pick a letter--any letter--and get poeming!
Note: A variant form of this poem could employ a unique starting letter for each stanza.
Play with poetic forms!
Poetic forms are fun poetic games, and this digital guide collects more than 100 poetic forms, including more established poetic forms (like sestinas and sonnets) and newer invented forms (like golden shovels and fibs).
Here’s my attempt at a Tautogram:
Thoroughly Terse Tautogram, by Robert Lee Brewer
Twelve turkeys trekked through Turkey
to tell tales that tackled topsy-
turvy televangelists traipsing through
turnkey topics turned to tropics,
though ten teased topical tenets.