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Definition poetry:  two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
  • She's fond of quoting Goethe couplets.
  • None of the older women had any education, but they all told stories and recited what we call tapa, Pashto couplets.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • couplets = successive pairs of lines of poetry; usually rhymed
  •   Rather I receive your bullet-riddled body with honor
      Than news of your cowardice on the battlefield
          Traditional Pashto couplet
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • couplet = two successive lines of verse
  • It was mentioned as the most inspiring in the closing speech, and some in the audience asked him to repeat whole stanzas and couplets, exclaiming "Wah wah" when a particular line pleased them, which is a bit like "Bravo."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • couplets = successive pairs of lines of verse
  • So Taleswapper spoke, forming the words into couplets as he said them because that was how visions ought to be expressed, in poetry.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • A view afterwards condensed into his memorable couplet: "Striving to be man, the worm Mounts through all the spires of form."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Come hither, knight; come hither, Fabian; we'll whisper o'er a couplet or two of most sage saws.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • It would be nice to say that I smiled and spoke of pleasant things in carefully metered rhyming couplets, like Prince Gallant from some faerie story.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Why could he never get more than a couplet at a time?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • No hallowed skein of stars can ward, I trow, ran the couplet.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • I hated the very idea of the eighteenth century, with all those smug men writing tight little couplets and being so dead keen on reason.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Billy found the couplet so comical that he not only laughed-he shrieked.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • And then she sang to herself, a little couplet Bod had never heard before.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I went up to him as he was singing a love ditty and looking tenderly at a lady, and interrupted him exactly in the middle of the second couplet.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Five couplets of alternating stressed and unstressed syllables.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I long to compose rhymed couplets upon the poodle of a countess.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I couldn't recall the last time someone had cared about me enough to curse my enemies with rhyming couplets.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • Last time Apollo cursed a cabin, it took a week for the rhyming couplets to wear off.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • CYRANO (reciting, as if repeating a lesson): Know then that the ballade should contain Three eight-versed couplets....
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • The couplet does not cease to be, nor does its meaning change.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma

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