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A tercet is three lines of poetry forming a stanza or complete poem. Haiku is an example of an unrhymed tercet poem.

Other types of tercet include enclosed tercet where the lines rhyme in an a b a pattern and terza rima where the a b a pattern of a verse is continued in the next verse by rhyming the unrhymed line. The pattern for this is: aba bcb cdc ded...