heroic couplet
noun Date: 1828 a rhyming couplet in iambic pentameter

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  • Heroic Couplet —   [ hɪrəʊɪk kʌplɪt], paarweise gereimter, fünfhebiger jambischer Vers der englischen epischen Dichtung. Das Heroic Couplet wurde von G. Chaucer in die englische Literatur eingeführt und besonders im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (J. Dryden, A. Pope)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • heroic couplet — n. a rhyming pair of iambic pentameter lines, first used extensively in English by Chaucer and later developed as a syntactically complete unit, esp. by Dryden and Pope (Ex.: “In every work regard the writer s end, Since none can compass more… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • heroic couplet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms heroic couplet : singular heroic couplet plural heroic couplets literature two lines of poetry that rhyme and use iambic pentameter …   English dictionary

  • heroic couplet — noun a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written in an elevated style • Hypernyms: ↑couplet * * * heˌroic ˈcouplet f6 [heroic couplet] noun (technical …   Useful english dictionary

  • heroic couplet — Pros. a stanza consisting of two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter, esp. one forming a rhetorical unit and written in an elevated style, as, Know then thyself, presume not God to scan / The proper study of Mankind is Man. [1900 05] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • heroic couplet — he.roic couplet n a pair of lines in poetry which end with the same sound and that have five beats in each line …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heroic couplet — /həˌroʊɪk ˈkʌplət/ (say huh.rohik kupluht) noun a pair of rhyming iambic lines of ten syllables, used in heroic verse …   Australian English dictionary

  • heroic couplet — noun (in verse) a pair of rhyming iambic pentameters …   English new terms dictionary

  • heroic couplet — noun (C) a pair of lines in poetry which end with the same sound and that have five beats in each line …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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