The first is line repeated as the fourth and seventh lines, and the second line repeated as the eighth.
An effective conventional triolet achieves two things; firstly the naturalness of the refrain and secondly the alteration of the refrain’s meaning.
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“Birds At Winter” by Thomas Hardy
- Around the house the flakes fly faster,
- And all the berries now are gone
- From holly and cotoneaster
- Around the house. The flakes fly! – faster
- Shutting indoors the crumb-outcaster
- We used to see upon the lawn
- Around the house. The Flakes fly faster
- And all the berries now are gone!
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