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Explore the Craft of Writing American Verse The Doublet is a little known form created by Adelaide Crapsey, (1878-1914) who is better known for her innovative "Crapsey" Cinquain. Ms. Crapsey's grounding in English metric verse combined with her studies of Asian poetry helps to make her "small poem" frames fit the English language a little better than the syllabic parameters of Asian forms. The doublet is a 2 line poem but it incorporates the title into the poem, in effect creating a 3 line verse. Some compare it to the haiku. The elements of the Doublet are: a distich with an integrated