Saturday, April 24, 2021

Day 24 - Tautogram Poems for “30 poems in 30 days” for #NationalPoetryMonth


So here’s huge challenge ~ I have never written one of these before nor have I made it part of the “30 poems in 30 days” challenge before but I like to “stir the pot” now and then so here ya’ go ~

Let’s write Tautogram Poems!!! This is an EXTREME form of an alliteration poem. The Greek root word “tauto” means THE SAME and “gramma” means LETTER ~ so, have you figured it out yet? Well, here’s the ONLY rule for this poetry form:

ALL and yes, I mean ALL words in the poem MUST BEGIN WITH THE SAME LETTER!! 

YIKES! There are a number of sites online that can help you with lists of words that start with the same letter so if you need help – just do a search.

Here is my example: I chose the letter “E” ~


Each energetic, elegant, exceptional excuse
explains excitedly, examines elements
equally entertaining, equipping events
ending in extended ecstasy.

                        © 2021 Stephanie Abney


Hmmm – can you make yours even longer? USING the same letter to begin every word and still make a semblance of sense out of it? Good luck!

So pick a letter--any letter--and let’s see what you’ve got!


PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!

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Unknown said...

Day 24-Tautogram Poem

Mermaids moving memorable moments
Making melodious memories momentarily
My misty memories make me melancholy
Making many more memories

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Winsome words will whisper: