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couplet British & World English

A pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length

closed couplet British & World English

A rhyming couplet with end-stopped lines that is logically or grammatically complete, as "Instruct the planets in what orbs to run, / Correct old Time, and regulate the Sun"

elegiac couplet British & World English

A pair of lines consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter, especially in Greek and Latin verse

heroic couplet British & World English

(In verse) a pair of rhyming iambic pentameters, much used by Chaucer and the poets of the 17th and 18th centuries such as Alexander Pope