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couplet

/coup·let/ (kup´let) pair (2).

cou·plet

(kŭp'lĕt)
A series of two consecutive premature ventricular contractions.
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This was a bold figure of speech, but not exactly the right thing; for, unhappily, the pat opening had slipped away--even couplets from Pope may be but "fallings from us, vanishings," when fear clutches us, and a glass of sherry is hurrying like smoke among our ideas.
Oh, you think a couplet of poetry a convincing argument
Even so, several of them do not really belong to the series; composed in stanza forms, they are selected from his earlier poems and here pressed into service, and on the average they are less excellent than those which he wrote for their present places (in the rimed pentameter couplet that he adopted from the French).
His stanza combinations reproduce all the well-proportioned grace of his French models, and to the pentameter riming couplet of his later work he gives the perfect ease and metrical variety which match the fluent thought.
On that couplet I slept at last, and it was my text and watchword when I awoke in the morning.
The event will see prominent poets from both countries share the stage and recite their choicest couplets.
Graham - brought up in Marske but now living in Skelton - likes to freshen up his safety and information announcements with a quirky selection of selfpenned couplets.
Their couplets charmed the capacity audience and the hall reverberated with highly vocal appreciation.
Written in witty rhyming couplets and illustrated in gently realistic, soft pencil pastels, "Give Your Song a Voice" is an affirming, inspiring, imaginative story that grows of its own momentum from a hazy dream to a fully animal-musical-talent-enriched manifestation.
Having six thousand couplets in metrical pattern of motaghareb, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh has tried to make poetry from the book that was considered the collection of national histories, chronicles and epics.
The form is "regulated verse," itself the result of medieval translations from Sanskrit, in which the central two couplets in the eight-line poem must observe a strict semantic and prosodic parallelism.
If poetry is your forte, use the forty component clues given below to create the twenty antonymic couplets that they suggest.