Tags4 lines or multiple 8 lines 10 lines 12 lines 16 lines abab Allpoetry Berg centered couplet formulaic French haiku iambic iambic pentameter iambic tetrameter iambic trimeter internal rhyme Irish isosyllabic isosyllabic 8 line length optional meter none meter optional mono-rhyme Newman octave Pathways PoetName poetry forms quatrain quatrains refrain rhymed rhyme optional sestet Smith Spanish stanzaic syllabic tetrameter unrhymed Van Gorder Weatherford Welsh
Invented by Jerry P. Quinn, it consists of two 3-line stanzas and a final line. The poem should be centre-aligned to create a pyramid shape. The structure is as follows:
Line 1: 1 syllable, the poem title, displayed in UPPER CASE.
Line 2: 2 syllables, a synonym of the title or a word that clarifies the title
Line 3: 3 syllables, the same content as line 2.
Lines 4-6: 5, 6 and 7 syllables, and “based around a life event contained within [the first three lines] which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line”.
Line 7: 8 syllables, enclosed in quotation marks; a quotation that defines the title.
1/2/3/5/6/7/8 (7 lines)
Help create structure
for a planned creation
according to a standard
“Much more useful than this poem.”