A terza rima consists of stanzas of three lines (or tercets) usually in iambic pentameter. It follows an interlocking rhyming scheme, or chain rhyme. This is where the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and last line of the following stanza (ABA, BCB, CDC) and ends with a rhyming couplet.
Thank you Apeksha Rai, for if not for your blog I wouldn’t have known what a terza rima is. Your blog post inspired me to try my hand at one. I’d like to think I was able to do some justice, though I’d love to hear your opinion 🙂 (good or bad)
Why, she thought for all the ways she could fight it
After all it was her choice, her path
Yet she tried all she could to not admit,
She wasn’t trying to get out unscathed,
For she knew freedom didn’t come without a price
But she also wanted to be sure, forgot she wasn’t doing math
It had her enticed,
The charm, the sheer beauty of it all,
But it also scared her, yet there was no time to think twice
She knew she was in this for the long haul,
For she was not one to back out
She knew she had to lower her high walls,
She wanted to say it out loud and shout,
For she finally found the one and had no doubt.