#Brevette: Stories #atozchallenge


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(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (3 April 2017)


The Brevette, created by Emily Romano consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order. The verb should show an ongoing action. This is done by spacing out the letters in the verb. There are only three words in the poem.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge.

  1. Tina Basu

    April 3, 2017 at 5:37 am

    W r i t e s
    If i could add a good before poems in brackets may be! Didn’t know about Brevette forms. Dealing with haiku was bothersome enough, but i like this.

    1. Sanch, the writer

      April 3, 2017 at 5:43 am

      Haha….thanks Tina 🙂 Yeah I found this form much easier than the haiku!

  2. Sheethal

    April 3, 2017 at 6:46 am

    I should try this. Haiku was never my piece of cake.

  3. Vinay Leo R.

    April 3, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Yes. You create stories. In verse! 🙂

  4. Shilpa Garg

    April 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Wow! That’s super interesting. I like it 🙂

  5. Shailaja Vishwanath

    April 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

    How perfectly delightful AND apt for you and this blog, Sanch! Confess this is the first time I’ve heard of this form.

  6. Kalpanaa

    April 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Ahh – learned something new today. Delightful.
    R e a d s

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  7. Kaddu

    April 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Just 3 words? :O
    I soooo NOT like it! It’s not even a decent teaser! Kanjoosi of words is all that I can think of!
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

  8. Leanne | crestingthehill

    April 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Well! that sounds like my kind of poetry! You could churn out poems left right and centre when they’re only three words long. It’s a bit like cheating at poetry 🙂
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  9. Sreesha

    April 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Just 3 words but I can imagine this could be a tough task. Brevity is rather difficult, especially in poetry.

  10. Swathi Shenoy

    April 3, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I like this form of poetry. Good one Sanch 🙂
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  11. Geets

    April 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Wow! Only 3 words! I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that! Again, I learned a different form of poetry from you today!
    Thanks 🙂


  12. Suzy

    April 3, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    kShort and sweet. Never knew about this poetry form.

    1. Suzy

      April 3, 2017 at 5:54 pm

      Don’t know where the k came from?

  13. Lalita

    April 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    I bet JKR could nt do this one. Her beautiful sentences are paragraph long!

  14. Gail M Baugniet (@GailMBaugniet)

    April 3, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I love learning about new/different forms of poetry, will definitely be returning for the duration.

  15. Linda Gardiner

    April 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    This is something that would lend itself to Calligraphy! Love the concept. Thanks for the little lesson today.
    My B offering

  16. Aditi

    April 3, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    This defines you perfectly! Short and sweet and another form of poetry learnt! 🙂

  17. Ishieta@Isheeria's

    April 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Wow! in 3 words you have poetically created a complete story! I can see i am going to be struggling with words to express how fascinated i am with what you are writing! Bravo!

  18. My Era

    April 3, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Who needs 6-word stories when you can have poetry in 3 words. Thank you for introducing me to this beauty 🙂

  19. Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710

    April 3, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    The length of the brevette is deceptive. I tried to think of a cool comment to write employing this poetry form, and I’ve been staring at the comment box for more than five minutes! 🙈

    I must try my hand at this for my Instagram page. Will tag you when I write it! 🙂
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  20. Roshan Radhakrishnan

    April 3, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    OK. Did not know this.. Man, my English teacher should be embarrassed! Or maybe I should 🙂
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  21. Shalini R

    April 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    3 word poem! Awesome! Thanks for this info, Sanch! 🙂

  22. http://slimexpectations.com/2017/04/1322/#comments

    April 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    this is new to me, thankyou!

  23. Soumya

    April 3, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Oh this is so brilliant! I can imagine how tough it must have been to come up with this. I was wondering about the additional spaces in the second word, but in the end it made total sense. And so beautifully at that!

  24. Rajlakshmi

    April 3, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Oh I didn’t know about this form. Beautifully done!!!

  25. Parul Thakur

    April 3, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Perfect! I think that is the simplest form of poetry I have got to know about. Well done there, Sanch

  26. Reema D'souza

    April 4, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Wow! 3 words and such wonderful poetry. Choosing just 3 words and creating such a lovely thing is indeed diffucult! I hadn’t heard of brevette before.

  27. Vidya Sury

    April 4, 2017 at 1:36 am

    I love it! Those three words are enough to intrigue me! What a wealth of anticipation there, Sanch. (Lovely photo of the book and rose!) Hugs!

  28. Dipanwita

    April 4, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Simplest form but not so simple. Perfect example of brevity.


    April 4, 2017 at 2:36 am

    My god Sanchie your research and knowledge is impeccable – this is another incredible nugget for me to learn about. 🙂

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  30. Bhavya

    April 4, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Oh this is interesting.. I’ve never seen or heard of a brevette before
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  31. Manisha

    April 4, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Interesting form. Though it could be hard to write a poem in just three words. 🙂

  32. L. Moon

    April 4, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Thanks for sharing that form. Not familiar with the Brevette. I love short forms because you have to pare down what you want to say.
    Great to meet you!

    Today I’m sharing the “bat beat” of the Ancholi A Piece of Uganda

  33. Jacqui

    April 4, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I’ve never heard of this. Though I’ve seen it. Wonderful.

  34. J.Gi Federizo

    April 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Ah, brevity is the key 🙂
    Nice theme for A to Z, Sanch! I’ll have some poetry in mine, too. Write on, Sanch! 🙂

  35. Alana

    April 4, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I enjoy writing haiku (not saying I’m good, just that I like the form). This is a new one for me.

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