A nonet is a 9-line poem. The first line begins with 9 syllables and the syllabic count decreases by 1 each subsequent line until the last line of 1 syllable. A nonet can be about any subject and may or may not rhyme.

Line 1: 9 syllables
Line 2: 8 syllables
Line 3: 7 syllables
Line 4: 6 syllables
Line 5: 5 syllables
Line 6: 4 syllables
Line 7: 3 syllables
Line 8: 2 syllables
Line 9: 1 syllable

Each link below contains a separate example of nonet poetry:

Broken Chains by Carrie Page

Simpler Times by Carrie Page

BeLIEve by Carrie Page


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