His handling of the elegiac couplet, and especially of its second line, deserves especial recognition.
With regard to the form of the poem, Rutilius handles the elegiac couplet with great metrical purity and freedom, and betrays many signs of long study in the elegiac poetry of the Augustan era.
A couplet does not have to rhyme, but poetry is more entertaining to children when rhymes are used.
Dr. Seuss' books are composed of many rhyming couplets.
The children's book contained a short couplet on each page.
After each student wrote a couplet, they were all combined to make one long poem.
The second line of a couplet typically completes a thought and rhymes with the first one.
Especially in his later plays a verse and a couplet will crash out with fulgurous brilliancy, and then be succeeded by pages of very second-rate declamation or argument.
The teacher requested that each student read a couplet from their poetry writing assignment.
A fanciful explanation of his lameness is that it alludes to the elegiac couplet, one verse of which is shorter than the other.