Couplet

Wednesday, November 6

Definition

Two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit.


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Couplet


Couple: a couple of lines that rhyme


Purpose: emphasize; make a point that leaves a lasting impression.

Sound Familiar?

Shakespeare


  • "Blessed are you whose worthiness gives scope,


Being had, to triumph; being lacked, to hope."


  • "So, till the judgement that yourself arise,

You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes."


Other Example


  • "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall


All the king's horses and all the king's men

Couldn't put Humpty together again!"

Make a Couplet!

pop, stop

jump, bump

small, tall

three, bee

try, fly

look, book