How to write poetry: Triplet poems

How to write poetry: Triplet poems

Rhyming poems are a great way to introduce kids to poetry. Teach them how to write some great kids poems that are fun and silly, all the while learning some valuable lessons in poetry and writing.

What you need:

  • grey lead pencil for writing
  • paper


Number of players:


Triplet poetry is as the name suggests. Triple – meaning three – lines put together that rhyme. Not only this, the triplet must be a compete thought or tell the full story. The rhythm to the triplet poem can be either 1,1,1 or 1,2,1.

Here are some examples of triplet poems with both rhythms.

Count the syllables in each line, they are all very similar.
There once was a girl named Prue,
She only had one shoe,
She did not know what to do.

The syllables in line 1 and 3 of this triplet are similar where the middle line differs.
I have a little black cat,
He sits quietly on the front door mat,
For days he has just sat.

Now you have a go! You can write about anything you like, so have some fun!

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