closed couplet

closed couplet
noun Date: 1910 a rhymed couplet in which the sense is complete

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  • Closed couplet — In poetics, closed couplets are two line units of verse that do not extend their sense beyond the line s end. Furthermore, the lines are usually rhymed. When the lines are in iambic pentameter, they are referred to as heroic verse. However,… …   Wikipedia

  • closed couplet — closed′ cou′plet n. pro a couplet concluding with an end stopped line …   From formal English to slang

  • closed couplet — a couplet that concludes with an end stopped line. Cf. open couplet. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • closed couplet — noun a rhymed couplet that forms a complete syntactic unit • Hypernyms: ↑couplet …   Useful english dictionary

  • couplet — /kup lit/, n. 1. a pair of successive lines of verse, esp. a pair that rhyme and are of the same length. 2. a pair; couple. 3. Music. any of the contrasting sections of a rondo occurring between statements of the refrain. [1570 80; < MF; see… …   Universalium

  • Couplet — For other uses, see Couplet (disambiguation). A couplet is a pair of lines of meter in poetry. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter. While traditionally couplets rhyme, not all do. A poem may use white space to mark …   Wikipedia

  • Heroic couplet — A heroic couplet is a traditional form for English poetry, commonly used for epic and narrative poetry; it refers to poems constructed from a sequence of rhyming pairs of iambic pentameter lines. The rhyme is always masculine. Use of the heroic… …   Wikipedia

  • open couplet — noun : a couplet the sense of which requires completion by what follows * * * a couplet that concludes with a run on line. Cf. closed couplet. * * * open couplet, a couplet in which the second line does not complete a thought but depends on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • open couplet — a couplet that concludes with a run on line. Cf. closed couplet. * * * …   Universalium

  • stopped couplet — noun : closed couplet …   Useful english dictionary

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