A Korean tercet, each line having 14-16 syllables in four
groups of 2 to 7 (usually 3 or 4) syllables. There is usually a cæsura (natural pause) at the end of the second group and a major pause after the fourth
group. This is very much like a fourteener in construction, where there are fourteen syllables with a mid-line pause, so the form can seem very natural in
In the third line, the poem will usually resolve or introduce humor or a sonnet-like pivot.
Sijo are also written on subjects like nature, virtue, or rural life.