Definition of closed couplet in English:

closed couplet

Syllabification: closed cou·plet


  • 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".
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    • The tone ranges from the lyrical to the dissonant, the form from closed couplet to strong, clean free verse.
    • The English ghazal is a poem consisting of unrhymed closed couplets written in any meter.
    • Three common types of couplets are: a closed couplet, an open couplet, and a heroic couplet.

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