Spell out a word by connecting its different letters by lines, as illustrated in the left for WHICH and THAT. Allowing repeated traverses of the connector lines. NOTION traces out the WHICH graph; SENSE traces out the THAT graph. Allowing dwell on each doubled letter, BEETLE traces out the WHICH graph: SEEKS just as they can by their letter patterns. AREA has the same pattern as THAT. ORDER and VERSE have the same pattern as WHICH.
Gordon, Leonard and Eckler, A. Ross
"A Word Graph Bestiary,"
Word Ways: Vol. 28
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol28/iss1/3