Source: Toto Poetry website, date indeterminate

… hoping to introduce the potential usefulness of simplified graph theory in creating prose, cross-word puzzles, language learning tools, and in this case poetry. Wikipedia.org provides a useful definition of graph theory:

In mathematics and computer science, graph theory is the study of graphs: mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations between objects from a certain collection. A “graph” in this context refers to a collection of vertices or *‘nodes’* and a collection of *edges* that connect pairs of vertices. A graph may be undirected, meaning that there is no distinction between the two vertices associated with each edge, or its edges may be directed from one vertex to another; see graph (mathematics) for more detailed definitions and for other variations in the types of graphs that are commonly considered. The graphs studied in graph theory should not be confused with “graphs of functions” and other kinds of graphs.

Finally, my hobby is this dictionary. I am a word enthusiast and dictionary lover, and this is a fun academic exercise just to discover what can happen when simple, non-random, mathematical procedures are applied to a structured linguistic problem.

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