A triolet consists of 8 lines. The 1st line is repeated as the 4th & 7th lines. The 2nd line is repeated as the 8th or final line.

Add difficulty or depth to your triolet by making each line 8 syllables, written in iambic tetrameter. In another variation you could write in pentameter, using 10 syllable lines.

Rhyme scheme: ABaAabAB (the capital letters represent repeating lines)

The link below contains an example of triolet poetry:

Beautifully Broken by Carrie Page

Narnian Landscape by Carrie Page


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