Definition of elegiac couplet in English:
A pair of lines consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter, especially in Greek and Latin verse.
- 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.
Definition of elegiac couplet in:
- US English dictionary