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haiku, tanka, and senryu[edit]

removed:

I don't think constraints of rhythm / syllables count -- otehr wise most poetry would be constrained writing, and it isn't -- Tarquin 20:07 Jan 8, 2003 (UTC)

To be fair, those forms (haiku and tanka at least) are a bit more constrained than simple syllable counting. But I agree they shouldn't be here - they're very rarely referred to as "constrained writing" (a term which seems to suggest something contrived rather than anything coming out of a tradition). --Camembert
Haikus in English are pretty much just syllable countinng, sadly. Though read the end of Pratchett's Good Omens for some excellent ones -- Tarquin 11:13 Jan 15, 2003 (UTC)
I added "Dui lian Chinese couplet (對聯)" sometime ago, but someone removed it. In Dui Lian, one would write a phrase in free form, then the second phrase must match the first phrase in sentence structure. It is often played as games to challenge another person to come up with good poetic responses on the spot. The pattern has no tradition, but a contraint contrived on the spot. I wonder if the person who deletes other people's edits pay any respect to other people's contribution that they are ignorant of? Kowloonese 18:35, Jan 11, 2005 (UTC)
The first sentence defines, "Constrained writing is a literary technique in which the writer is bound by some condition that forbids certain things or imposes a pattern." Haiku fits the description perfectly. I disagree that you should dismiss haiku as a form of constrained writing. If you disagree, you'd need to expand on the definition statement to exclude syllable count or character count as contraints. Not all poetry are constrained, but Japanese and Chinese poetry are. You should not take them out from the article. Kowloonese 18:22, Jan 11, 2005 (UTC)

hey what about this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kir%C4%81t%C4%81rjun%C4%ABya#Linguistic_ingenuity tell me if it fits :) Pratpandey13 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:34, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Constrained poetry[edit]

It is inappropriate the remove the list of constrained poetry from this list. Though there are some overlaps, poetry is not necessary constrained writing. So the constrained kind still belongs here. Kowloonese 18:55, Jan 11, 2005 (UTC)

Lipograms[edit]

A French novel La Disparition written by Georges Perec and an English one Gadsby are meant to be written without the letter 'e'. Should those be counted? --PuzzletChung 17:13, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)

These are already mentioned at lipogram. --Chinasaur 18:42, 30 Sep 2004 (UTC)

"Geometric writing"[edit]

Removed this:

Geometric writing is a form of contrained writing developed at LysKOM. It is a text written as a geometric shape. For this to work requires that you use a fixed space font. Adding extra spaces is of course cheating. Some examples:

  Geometriska
  inlägg blir
  svårare att  Geometriska inlägg med långa
  konstruera,  rader är enklare att skriva.
  när spalten
  är smalare.

Bricktext is very old and very obvious, and barring some good sources I simply refuse to believe (or tell our readers) that it was invented "at LysKOM" (whatever that means—LysKOM appears to be software). 82.92.119.11 01:37, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

No objections from me, but FYI there's now a Wikipedia article on LysKOM. --Maggu 19:29, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
Geometric writing sounds an awful lot like ASCII art to me. Runa27 22:06, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Microcontent - restricted length writing[edit]

I left a question at WP:Reference desk/Language#Mini-text standards concerning the various forms of writing that are defined by length-restrictions, as well as some closely related concepts. (Eg. Six-Word Memoirs, twitter, txt msg limit, minisaga, drabble, flash fiction, and a few others). Possibly someone watching this page, will have useful input over there (or just find it interesting, months from now when it's archived). Thanks. –Quiddity (talk) 23:11, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Rhyme[edit]

Since alliteration is (properly) considered CW, then rhyme should be added, aqnd noted that it is the most common constraint in poetry. 64.53.191.77 (talk) 14:59, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

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