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elegiac couplet

Syllabification: el·e·gi·ac cou·plet

Definition of elegiac couplet in English:


A pair of lines consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter, especially in Greek and Latin verse.
Example sentences
  • The Latin elegiac couplet is the meter of Latin love elegy, but it is also used in many other types of poetry.
  • The elegiac couplet, used in poems 65-116, is Catullus’ most frequently employed meter.

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