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Soledad: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the soledad, which is a Spanish tercet form.

The soledad is a Spanish poetic form. It has the following guidelines:

  • Three-line poem (or stanzas).
  • Eight-syllable lines.
  • Rhyme scheme: aba.
  • Internal consonance and assonance.

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The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms

Play with poetic forms!

Poetic forms are fun poetic games, and this digital guide collects more than 100 poetic forms, including more established poetic forms (like sestinas and sonnets) and newer invented forms (like golden shovels and fibs).

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Here’s my attempt at a soledad:

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When Wendy went to sing a song
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