Tercet, terzet

A rhyming triplet, found in sequences such as

  • aaa bbb (for example, Thomas Hardy's "The Convergence of the Twain")


  • aba cdc (where b and d are unrhyming)


  • abc abc (repeated)


  • aba bcb (interlaced or linked, where the three lines are tied by rhyme to the rest of the stanza)


  • the sestet of a sonnet and, when made into a stanza by itself, named terza rima (see just below).