A homogram is a poem in which every two adjacent words share a letter in common. All these forms are derived from Edgar Allen Poe translations by Howard Bergerson, whose name for the form is homoliteral.
A heterogram is a poem in which no two adjacent words share a letter in common.
A homonym is a poem in which every two adjacent lines or sentences share a word in common. Homonym is also used elsewhere to mean homograph (two words with the same spelling and pronunciation but different meanings and origins) or homophone—two words with different spellings but identical pronunciations.
A heteronym is a poem in which no two adjacent lines or sentences share a word in common.
A homoline is a poem in which every two adjacent stanzas or paragraphs share a line or sentence. The pantoum is an example of this.
A heteroline would be a poem in which no two adjacent stanzas or paragraphs shared a line or sentence, if there were a way to make that interesting.
The Poor Get More Poor: a proposed form called heternol, in which no two adjacent lines share a word the same number of letters in length
Garret Duet: another heteronol
Stranded: a heterogram
Analyzing Haze: a homogram. For a detailed explanation of Analyzing Haze, see the hardback Table of Forms.
Newspoem 24 May 1998: a homogram
Newspoem 4 March 2002: a heteropos, or poem in which no two adjacent lines share the same part of speech
A Kite: a progressive polygram poem starting with a five letter pool. In section 0, the first line is anagrammatic. The following lines are a polygram (multiple lipogram). In 1-4, wildcard letters are added to the original pool, resulting in homogrammatic transgram strings of five-letter words having four, three, two, and one letters in common. 5 is a polygram excluding the original letter pool. Starting with 6, the poem shifts from being a number poem in which every word is five letters in length to a liponol in which no word is five letters in length. In the first line, every word contains four letters from the original pool; in the second line, every word contains three letters from the original pool; and so on until the last line of the section which shares no letters with the original pool. Finally, the entire poem is a liponym, excluding the word that the entire poem consists of variations on.
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