Poetry Forms Easily Explained - a work of Bianca with additions by kansaspoet
|I was researching another form when I ran into this one. The Trois-par-Huit was developed by Lorraine M. Kanter. It is in a way an adaption of the French Huitain, but do not underestimate the form - it is more difficult than it looks at first sight.
The guidelines for this form:
The poem contains out of three stanzas.
Two combinations are possible:3/3/2 lines and 3/2/3 lines according to the guidelines found.
The poem has eight lines in total
The poem has a rhyme scheme
A/A/B/B/B/C/C/C No matter how the stanzas are divided, the rhyme scheme stays the same.
The poem has a syllable count
The last line summarizes the meaning of the poem.
The poem needs to be centered!!!
Emptiness of the soul
think! puzzled; mind shakers
there must be a key; it's hard to find
to solve this tough puzzle and satisfy my mind
word for word, layers of hidden rhymes I unwind.
Gone is the magic, like a black hole
my brain needs a new goal...
Soothe my soul!
Poem © Bianca 10-01-2006
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