The other day I discovered a book called Eunoia, by Canadian poet Christopher Bök. According to Wikipedia this 2001 publication is an ‘anthology of univocalics’ – it’s unusual not because of the content, but because of how it’s written. Bök experimented with the English language by using certain rules to create a very interesting piece of writing.
First of all, there are five chapters – one for each vowel. Each chapter only uses words containing that vowel, while the letter Y is only used in one section in the extended edition of the book. And the title itself? Eunoia is a little-used word referring to ‘a state of normal mental health’ and is the shortest English word to contain all five vowels.