Sunday, April 3, 2022

Day 3 ~ Triplet

Yay for Poetry Month ~ the first two days have been so fun! Wonderful poems are being created. So, since y’all have mastered couplets and since it is the THIRD of April ~ how about a "Triplet?" Both couplets and triplets can easily be strung together to create longer poems so they are handy little poems to know how to write. I love to present triplets on the 3rd day of Poetry Month and so please forgive me for simply copying this from last year's 3rd day – I’m exhausted. I usually come up with some new and/or different content even when I used poetry forms we have done in years past but as I am writing this up Sat. night – for Sunday’s post – that just isn’t going to happen this year. Still fun to re-read and remember how to do a triplet. Cheers!


Here's some BRIEF (for me) and quite interesting "in-depth" info on triplets: 

Now, depending on which EXPERT source you get your directions from, you are bound to get different definitions for various forms of poetry. Odd, I know. But I'm trying to stick with as accurate definitions as I can for this challenge. Some people use the term "tercet" and "triplet" interchangeably when discussing poetry, but that's not what I have found. A "tercet" is a 3-lined poem (which may or may not rhyme and may or may not share the same meter). Therefore, yes, a "triplet" is a "tercet" BUT all "tercets" are not triplets. Go figure.

A "TRIPLET" is a very specific type of tercet and for our purposes we will follow these rules:

Triplets are 3-lined poems that rhyme. (And some sources say they should have a title).



Need help with making words rhyme? Try this little “rhyme finder” – pretty cool:

Rhyme Zone 

OR, here’s another one: Rhymer 

However, some sources say that having the same meter for each line is at the discretion of the poet. So, TRY one that has the ending words rhyme and the same number of syllables, but it that gets too hard – just make sure the last word of each of the 3 lines rhyme! Cheers!!

Here are a few examples to get you started:


To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme

Finding words that always rhyme
Really takes a lot of time
Is not rhyming such a crime?

              © 2014 by Stephanie Abney 


I saw this pic and thought of this silly little triplet (same number of beats and all three lines end in a rhyme) 


Three little crocodiles
Dancing away for miles
Creating lots of smiles

          © 2021 Stephanie Abney


PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!

Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or your FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work.


Connie Cockrell said...

A triplet for today.

A lunch date can be lots of fun
With a friend, sometimes more than one
It’s time to chat before we run.

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's my triplet:

Carroll Morris said...

Carroll’s day 3
I’m feeling out of the loop
Everything’s starting to droop
I need to find a new group!

Carroll Morris said...

FYI That’s a covid comment, nothing to do with this great group!