Definition of elegiac couplet in English:

elegiac couplet

Line breaks: ele|giac coup|let

noun

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