The tercet gives poets plenty of fuel to write poems of varying lengths in three-line measures. From its genesis in medieval Italy, the tercet has also evolved to become an integral component of blank verse and free verse. Embedding the tercet into a longer work serves to add a simple but masterful musicality.
|Rhyme:||Varied, but usually aba, moving to further stanzas aba-bcb-cdc, etc.|
|Measure/Beat:||Iambic tetrameter or iambic pentameter|
|Common Themes:||Love, journey, loss, life issues|