A French lyric form of the late Middle Ages. The triolet consists of eight lines, with the first line repeated as the fourth and seventh line and the second line repeated as the eighth line. The rhyme scheme looks like this (with repeated lines as capital letters): ABaAabAB.
"Les Prunes (All Through Plums)"
A triolet cycle by Alphonse Daudet with singable English translation by Samuel Byrne. Part of an archive of texts to Lieder and other classical art songs.
"Shining"
By Brandon Astor Jones, as of 1996 a prisoner on death row. From the archives of The Green Left Weekly.
"To a Fat Lady Seen From the Train"
Critique of Francis Cornford's triolet "To a Fat Lady Seen from a Train" with notes on the triolet form and links. From The Wondering Minstrels Poetry Anthology.
6.033 Triolet Challenge
A collection by students at MIT.
Jónas Hallgrímssonin: Valley Song
University of Wisconsin site featuring "Dalvísa," 19th century Icelandic triolet stanzas by Jónas Hallgrímssonin with English translation, facsimile images,commentary and audio.
Personality Quiz - What Poetry Form Am I?
A triolet that describes the "personality" of a triolet. With html code for transferring the triolet to your site and links to "personality quizzes" for other poetic forms.
Poetic Form: Triolet
An explanation of the form, with the example of "How Great My Grief," by Thomas Hardy, from the Academy of American Poets.
Poetic Forms: The Triolet
A short history of the form, a detailed "how-to," and some examples, all by Conrad Geller.
Poetry Form - The Triolet.
A description and explanation of the form, with examples and a step-by-step guide to writing one.
Poetry Workshop: The Triolet Form
Two triolets by Charlie Rossiter with audio commentary by the poet.
Thomas Hardy: "The Coquette, and After" (Triolets)
One of many Hardy triolets on the DayPoems Poetry Collection.
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