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Triolet

Triolet (French ‘tri’=three)

8 line poem with 2 rhymes and 2 repeating lines:

Line 1 repeats as Line 4 and Line 7

Line 2 repeats as Line 8

Each line has 8 syllables.

Rhyme scheme is aba, aab, ab

Usually written with a celebratory, cheerful theme.