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Tetractys Definition

Poetry Definition of Tetractys

Tetractys, a poetic form consisting of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Tetractys can also be reversed and written 10, 4, 3, 2, 1. Double Tetractys maybe written as: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, and a Triple Tetractys as: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10.

Example

Snowflakes

White
snowflakes
crystal clear
sparkling loftily
daybreaks light shines forth the brilliance

As daybreaks light dusks the hillcrest ledge edge
sunshine melts around
clear glitter
snowflakes
white

Peggy Bertrand
Copyright 02-18-2002

Top 5 Tetractys Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Dust Fassbender, Shani Tetractysfunny
Premium Member Poem Agates Dietrich, Andrea Tetractyslife,
My Very FIRST TIME INK-U-SCRIPT, Pace Tetractysfunny, life,
Premium Member Poem I Dance with the Ocean Dietrich, Andrea Tetractysocean,
Premium Member Poem PRETTY PANSIES ALLISON, JAN Tetractysbeauty, flower, garden, nature,

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