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What is a Triolet Poem?

A Triolet is a poem of fixed rhythmical form, with repeated lines. It is made up of eight lines with a set rhyming scheme.

The Structure of a Triolet Poem

A Triolet consists of eight lines, the rhyming scheme is:

AB, aA, abAB

An example of a Triolet Poem

(A) Lots of colours all around, oranges, reds and some brown
(B) Collecting conkers that fall from the tree
(a) Harvest Festival is coming to town
(A) Lots of colours all around, oranges, reds and some brown
(a) Just cos summer's gone; no need to frown
(b) Halloween costumes in the shops for all to see
(A) Lots of colours all around, oranges, reds and some brown
(B) Collecting conkers that fall from the tree.

Written by Greta Skelton

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