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
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
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.