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III. Bengali: The Tripadi

One line with three parts Regional Forms Indian Bengali one sentence poem jvg Tripadi

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Posted June 05, 2009 - 10:24 AM

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Tripadi in the Bengali Region is considered one line in three parts even though it is almost always written in three lines. So I guess you might say, each tercet is simply a full sentence in 26 or 20 syllables broken into lines.

The Tripadi is:
  • stanzaic, almost always in tercets. A poem can have any number of tercets.
  • syllabic, 8-8-10 syllables per line and sometimes 6-6-8 syllables per line.
  • rhymed, aax bbx

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