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couplet

/coup·let/ (kup´let) pair (2).

cou·plet

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A series of two consecutive premature ventricular contractions.
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Any novel idea, whatever may be its nature, can be conveniently preserved in the form of a Paradoxist Distich like a seed of a big Banyan tree.
The dedication to Venus of a palm-branch made of gold--a material that withstands the erosive powers of time--and the inscriptional character of the distich with which the Marathus cycle is sealed suggest an attempt by Tibullus to monumentalize his literary product and ascribe to this collection of verses temporal endurance, a quality that is characteristic of stone artifacts.
famous distich, he described himself this way: My knowledge reached to the
GHA 1: 203 (my translation); first printed in 1820, the date of composition for "Metamorphosis of Animals" is rather uncertain; Trunz proposes near contemporaneity with Goethe's closely related didactic poem on the "Metamorphosis of Plants," written in June 1798, though a diary entry of 10 November 1806 has been construed as evidence of a far later composition for "Metamorphosis of Animals," a poem whose strictly hexametric form also differs considerably from the elegiac distich employed in "Metamorphosis of Plants.
In the name Macedonia is the remembrance of the Balkans: from pop music to literature, from that memorable distich of Dado Topic about the land where the sun always shines to the first page of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, where Melquiades demonstrates "the eighth wonder of the learned alchemists of Macedonia.
A like effect may be detected in his English poetry, especially the late "The Mower against Gardens," where in a pentameter-tetrameter counterpart to the elegiac distich, Marvell's mower describes horticultural extravagance in the longer pentameter only for it to meet with mordant reproof in his tetrameter rejoinders:
1, (3) and an aulos player in a elegiac distich (ad.
4) Frequent use of distich (old/young; sword/poetry) and hyperbole (hyakudai, literally, a hundred generations, for centuries, eternity) is also standard Sino-Japanese rhetoric although, ironically, superlatives are regarded here as women's predilection.
Cockland' (Gallia), advises the distich, 'stop bearing new cocks/ eunuchs
Interestingly, one of them (now British Library, MS Harley 967) includes in the title this distich, defining the work: 'Whoe telle, and teacheth, what kings doe in states, | But dreames not, Hell is for such potentates' (quoted in Orsini, p.
The hendecasyllable (as distinct, say, from the distich with its summary structure) seems well suited to the extended foreplay, the toying with diminutives that fit so easily into the form (and which Pontano had charmingly employed in his earlier naeniae to his little son [De amore coniugali 2.