Oulipost #11 – Univocalism

A univocalic text is one written with a single vowel. It is consequently a lipogram in all the other vowels. If he had been univocally minded, Hamlet might have exclaimed, “Be? Never be? Perplexed quest, seek the secret!” All words used must be sourced from your newspaper.

Where She Been

The steps been
preempted.

Reserve.

She set
the steps
when she be
her.

She
been here weeks.
Been here,
her steps
preempted.

Source: Madhani, Aamer; Kennedy, Kelly; Schouten, Fredereka; USA Today insert, Indianapolis Star 4-11-14

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