Table of Forms—Palindrome Rant

A palindrome is a text whose sequence of letters and numbers is the same forwards and backwards.

A poem whose sequence of words is the same forwards and backwards is a word palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of lines is the same forwards and backwards is a line palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of sentences is the same forwards and backwards is a sentence palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of paragraphs is the same forwards and backwards is a paragraph palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of consonants is the same forwards and backwards is a consonant palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of vowels is the same forwards and backwards is a vowel palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of punctuation marks is the same forwards and backwards is a punctuation palindrome.

A poem whose sequence of letters and spaces is the same forwards and backwards is a letter/space palindrome. It does not matter what the letters are, only how many of them occur per space. The letter/space palindrome is not necessarily a letter palindrome (palindrome).

A poem whose order of vowels and consonants is the same forwards and backwards is then a vowel/consonant palindrome.

A perfect palindrome, whose sequence of letters and whose sequence of letters and spaces is the same forwards and backwards is a letter/space palindrome and a letter palindrome.

If it is also a punctuation palindrome, it can be called a character/space palindrome, a letter palindrome, and a punctuation palindrome.

If, in addition, every word is a palindrome, then the sequence of words must also be a palindrome.

Therefore the perfect palindrome is a character/space palindrome and a word palindrome. It is hard to see why a letter/space palindrome can be considered a palindrome. The part of it which is the palindrome has almost no information in it compared to the letters in a letter palindrome, which contain most of the information of the palindrome. Given a sequence of letters which is a palindrome, we can reconstruct the spaces to a greater degree of accuracy and the punctuation with a lesser degree of accuracy. Given a sequence of spaces or letters without given which letter is being given a binary string from which it is impossible to reconstruct the letters and the text is lost. A letter palindrome will seem obviously convoluted and strange syntactically and semantically. A letter/space palindrome may not seem unusual at all.

A palindrome is a sequence of units which is the same forwards and backwards. A letter palindrome is already an imperfect example of this and the above definitions are to suggest greater imperfections, lesser imperfections, and the possibility of perfection.

A palindrome is a sequence of units which is the same forwards and backwards. There may or may not be elements in the sequence which are not part of the palindrome (such as the spaces). It is possible to imagine palindromes in media other than text. In music, for example, the canon involves a sequence of notes that is the same forward and backward. In painting or sculpture, you might consider any symmetrical form to be a palindrome.

[word palindrome]: an explanation of word-order palindromes written as a word-order palindrome.

Rishi Talks to Katie: a word-order palindrome written as a dialogue.

Deterpreted: a word palindrome.

Sanctions Kill People Kill Sanctions: a word palindrome

So criminal a police to police a criminal so: a line palindrome

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