Whittled Words – Terzanelle Poem

What do you get when you mix two super popular Italian poetic forms, specifically the terza rima and villanelle?

Whittled Words – Rhupunt Poem

The rhupunt has some variability to it, but also some rigid rules as well.

Whittled Words – Haibun Poem

The haibun is the combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku.

Whittled Words – Ottava Rima Poem

With an Italian origin, the earliest known use of the ottava rima poetry form dates back to the fourteenth century, when the form was introduced into the Italian literary scene by poet Giovanni Boccaccio.

Reflected Words

Trickery in played part,
When East becomes West…

Whittled Words – Luc Bat Poem

The Luc Bat is a Vietnamese poetic form that means “six-eight.” In fact, the poem consists of alternating lines of six and eight syllables.

Whittled Words – Trenta-Sei Poem

The Trenta-Sei form was created by the poet John Ciardi. It’s a 36-line poem (the word “Trenta-Sei” is Italian for 36) that has a rhyme pattern and refrains.

Whittled Words – Tricube Poem

Unlike the many classical forms we have already covered in this series, the Tricube is a newer form and relatively unknown. Plus, it is fun and easy to learn.

Whittled Words – Rime Couee Poem

The Rime Couee is a French poetic form that uses six-line stanzas with a 3-part rhyme scheme and variable line lengths. 

Whittled Words – Stornello Poem

The stornello is an Italian tercet (or 3-line stanza) form with 11 syllables per line and an AAA end rhyme.

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