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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 22 February 2020

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 22 February 2020!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tautogram. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is a Tautogram?

Luckily, Writer’s Digest has an explanation…

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.

Example of a Tautogram

Thoroughly Terse Tautogram

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.

Copyright © Robert Lee Brewer

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Tautogram’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

23 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 22 February 2020

  1. weejars
    February 22, 2020

    Reblogged this on By Sarah.


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  3. Reena Saxena
    February 22, 2020

    Not as easy as it looks 🙂


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  7. Susan Zutautas
    February 22, 2020

    Might have to try this 🙂


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  12. kittysverses
    February 22, 2020

    Thank you for running this interesting challenge. Here’s my response :-
    Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

    Liked by 1 person

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  14. Jules
    February 22, 2020

    It would have been easier if I didn’t need 99 words…
    Reluctant Rainbow Rebounds

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    • weejars
      February 22, 2020

      I found the tautogram much harder than expected. Finding 99 words that flow is a true accomplishment

      Liked by 1 person

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  17. dixitmrityunjay
    February 23, 2020

    Hello Sarah, Jay here 🙂 I didn’t know that such a form existed, it’s very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

    • dixitmrityunjay
      February 23, 2020

      I’ve submitted my work, I hope you’d enjoy it. When I wrote the poem (Childhood Carnivals) I didn’t even know that such type of poetry is also specified in a form. Thanks for hosting !

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      • weejars
        February 24, 2020

        Glad you enjoyed it!


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