Triolet

In a poetry class my junior year of college, we studied a bunch of random forms of poetry. This is the triolet. It has a very specific rhyme scheme/line repetition pattern, so you actually get very few words to be creative. But it’s fun to see how the lines work together in the circular structure that emerges.

Don’t blame me for what is your fault.

You know what you’ve done; you lie where you should.

I don’t deserve this vicious assault.

Don’t blame me for what is your fault.

This ill treatment must come to a halt

I’m done with being so misunderstood.

Don’t blame me for what is your fault.

You know what you’ve done; you lie where you should.

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Posted on January 24, 2013, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. so every other line has to rhyme with the first one? there are 2 in a row that are rhymed is that part of the pattern too?

  2. A Triolet is 8 lines. The rhyme scheme breaks down like this:

    Line 1
    Line 2
    Line 3 rhymes with line 1
    Line 4 is identical to line 1
    Line 5 rhymes with line 1
    Line 6 rhymes with line 2
    Line 7 is identical to line 1
    Line 8 is identical to line 2

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