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Tautogram: Poetic Forms

Learn how to write the tautogram, a poetic form based around using the same letter in a poem.

Let's keep these Poetic Form Fridays rolling with the tautogram!

Tautogram Poems

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.

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The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms

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).

Click to continue.

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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.

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