His handling of the elegiac couplet, and especially of its second line, deserves especial recognition.
The children's book contained a short couplet on each page.
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.
A fanciful explanation of his lameness is that it alludes to the elegiac couplet, one verse of which is shorter than the other.
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.
If these are iambic pentameters it is termed a heroic couplet.
He figures with Desportes in the disdainful couplet of Boileau on Ronsard: "Ce poke orgueilleux, trebuche de si haut, Rendit plus retenus Desportes et Bertaut."
The Botanic Garden (the second part of which - The Loves of the Plants - was published anonymously in 1789, and the whole of which appeared in 1791) is a long poem in the decasyllabic rhymed couplet.
Marlowe gave new vigour to the couplet.
This last salute called forth an impromptu couplet from the gifted Bard which deserves to be immortalized.
Her track Ch Ching has the couplet " Feminine?
The fourteen lines that constitute the main body of the poem have none of the prerequisites of a sonnet including the climatic couplet.
In Mordor, Sam pretty much uses the couplet as a cross to repel a vampire, or in this case a spider.
Alexander Pope, in the 18th century perfected a form of heroic couplet.
The final couplet often provides an opportunity to sum up the argument of the poem with an epigram.
What are the limits on Ovid's boldness in using Latin and deploying the elegiac couplet?
There is usually a first couplet which is played simply at the beginning, .
couplet form suggests a drive toward cohesion.
couplet tie which she also prints at the end of each commentary, of course contains the key word.
The triumphal gloating is miles away from the simple reconciliation of the poem's opening couplet.
A rhymed poem concluding in free verse can make its point as forcefully as a closing couplet.
For the rest of his life he was Richard's man, and though warned by the famous couplet that "Dykon his master" was bought and sold, "Jack of Norfolk" led the archer vanguard at Bosworth and died in the fight, from which his son the earl of Surrey was carried away a wounded prisoner.
David accomplished the conquests of Saul but on a grander scale; " Saul hath slain his thousands and David his tens of thousands " is the popular couplet comparing the relative merits of the rival dynasts.
2-II is balanced prose, 12-14 plain prose, 15 a couplet, i.
Homer marks in a celebrated couplet his sense of the moral deterioration commonly wrought by the condition of slavery (Od.
As the New Town expanded, the Heriot Trust - whose revenues were greatly benefited thereby - erected day-schools in different districts, in which thousands of infants and older children received a free education, and, in 1 James Gillespie (1726-1797) was a tobacco and snuff manufacturer, and when he set up his carriage Henry Erskine suggested as a motto the homely couplet " Wha wad hae thocht it, That noses wad bocht it?
Constructed and written in almost slavish imitation of Virgil, employing for medium a very unsuitable vehicle - the Alexandrine couplet (as reformed and rendered monotonous for dramatic purposes) - and animated neither by enthusiasm for the subject nor by real understanding thereof, it could not but be an unsatisfactory performance.
The Chaucerian couplet conveys the idea of an award to a patient husband, without reference to the wife.
other words, by a non-Euclidean construction he trisected the angle AOC, for it is readily seen that, since FD' = FO = OC, the angle FOB = 2 AOC. 6 This couplet of constructions is as important from the calculator's point of view as it is interesting geometrically.
A couplet of Propertius is written upon the walls of Pompeii in the following form: "Quisquis amator erit, Scythiae licet ambulet oris, I Nemo adeo ut feriat, barbarus esse uolet."
place the couplet, "And eek of many another maner cryme I Which nedeth nat rehercen at this tyme," which should stand after v.
To take an instance already referred to, it is not clear at first sight whether in the couplet from Propertius Scythiae is more likely to be a misrecollection of some text of the 1st century A.D., or Scythicis some scribe's assimilation which made its way into the transmitted text in the course of the next thousand years.
its form being that of the couplet with parallelism of clauses; in the Old Testament it signifies a folk-saying (Ezek.
Moreover, this reading supplies no antithesis in the couplet, the second line of which is: " But he who obeys instruction (or law), happy is he "; we should expect the first line to read: " Where there is no guidance people throw off restraint," as in xi.
Metrically, the poem is characterized by frequent alliteration imposed upon the rhymed octosyllabic couplet: - Welcome, louerd, god of londe Godes sone and godes sonde (ii.
5, although the famous couplet there quoted now finds its only explanation in xviii.
The challenge was for the young man to find the other half of the couplet in order to complete it.
His challenge to the youth was to complete a couplet, which it so happened was the other half of the one his beloved had given to him.
The youth returned to his lover and was able to complete her couplet by reciting the other half given to him by the emperor.
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