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Definition of Couplets
1. couplet [n] - See also: couplet
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Literary usage of Couplets
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"In the early Love's Labour's Lost are more than 500 rhyming five-stress iambic couplets ; in the very late The Winter's Tale there is not one.2 In Twelfth ..."
2. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"CHAPTER II THE BATTLE OF THE couplets The main currents of mid-seventeenth-century prosody—The use of the couplet—The pioneers—Fairfax—Sir John Beaumont— ..."
3. English Composition and Rhetoric by Alexander Bain (1888)
"Quatrains in stanzas, rhyming by couplets or alternately, are exceedingly common. ... Heroic couplets, five iambic measures rhymed. ..."
4. The Prologue in the Old French and Provençal Mystery by David Hobart Carnahan (1905)
"BROKEN couplets. Very frequent. Here also as in the case of overflow verse, considerable irregularity would be unnoticed on account of the half chanting ..."
5. Library Notes by Addison Peale Russell (1875)
"There is an account of a singer and his wife who were to sing a number of humorous couplets at a restaurant in Leipsic. The wife made her appearance there ..."
6. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1841)
"Of PARALLEL couplets the two following examples wil give the reader an adequate idea: ... In QUATRAINS, two parallel couplets are so connected» to form one ..."