tristich


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tris·tich

 (trĭs′tĭk)
n.
A strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of three lines.

tristich

(ˈtrɪstɪk)
n
(Poetry) prosody a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of three lines
[C19: from Greek, from tri- + stikhos stich, on the model of distich]
trisˈtichic adj

tristich

a poem, strophe, or stanza of three lines. — tristichic, adj.
See also: Verse

Tristich

 a group of three lines of verse; a stanza of three lines, 1813.
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15) Part 1 contains four stanzas - an opening quatrain, followed by a tristich, and two more quatrains; parts 2 and 3 contain three stanzas each - two quatrains framing a distich in part 2, and three consecutive quintets in part 3.
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