Giggle – The 7/5 Trochee

The 7/5 Trochee, created by Andrea Dietrich, of 2 or more quatrain stanzas with the following set rules:

Meter: 7/5/7/5
Rhyme Scheme: a/b/c/b or a/b/a/b

The meter is trochee, which means alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and ending in a stressed syllable. This is a simple lyrical type little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy. The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet. There is not a set number of these quatrain type stanzas, but a typical 7/5 Trochee would consist of two quatrains, with the second stanza serving to tie up the idea presented in the first stanza.


how we giggle us three friends
creating ripples
like a child’s spinning top
sweet as caramels

sharing a giggle is fun
upsurge of pure glee
builds up like water in dam
release to be free

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Giggle

5 thoughts on “Giggle – The 7/5 Trochee

  1. Hehe. This makes me giggle. It makes me think about how laughter and giggles just all of the sudden come on with our best gal pals. It’s always memorable and a release as you say. Great job Lady Lee.

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