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).
BUT ~ HERE’S THE IMPORTANT PART ~
EVERY LINE HAS THE SAME NUMBER OF SYLLABLES or BEATS!
Need help with making words rhyme? Try this little “rhyme finder” – pretty cool:
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)
Dancing away for miles
Creating lots of smiles
© 2021 Stephanie Abney
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