How to use Couplets in a sentence
A mesnevi is a poem written in rhyming couplets, and is usually narrative in subject.
Such couplets were called shi to distinguish them from the pure Japanese eta or lanka.
The Pricke of Conscience is a long religious poem, in rhyming couplets, dealing with the beginning of man's life, the instability of the world, why death is to be dreaded, of doomsday, of the pains of hell, and the joys of heaven, the two latter subjects being treated with uncompromising realism.
His poem is rather lyrical than narrative, which may account for some obscurities in the connexion of thought; but his alphabetic scheme proves that he designed twenty-two stanzas, not sixty-six detached couplets.
The 172 lines that follow are written in rhyme couplets in the style of the popular ballads common to the period.Advertisement
The 172 lines that follow are written in rhyming couplets in the style of the popular ballads common to the period.
Using the local river as their inspiration, the youngsters wrote poetry couplets and the winning entries are to be carved into stone seats.
Hudibras, a poem written in rhyming octosyllabic couplets, concerns the exploits of a Presbyterian knight called Sir Hudibras.
Like Pope, around a hundred years later, Donne is writing in iambic couplets.
The poem is in the form of rhyming pentameter couplets, sometimes called heroic couplets, the favorite poetic form of the eighteenth century.Advertisement
Her love life is a wasteland, littered with poetic couplets and masturbatory fantasy.
Dr. Seuss' books are composed of many rhyming couplets.
The signboard of a wayside inn near Goring Heath in Oxfordshire long bore a portrait of the king with couplets reciting how his majesty "drank from the bowl, and bowl'd for what he drank."
The caliph summoned him into his presence, and was so much pleased with a poem of a thousand couplets, which Firdousi composed in his honour, that he at once received him into favour.
Another mystic poet of this early time was `Ashil Pasha, who left a long poem in rhyming couplets, which is called, inappropriately enough, his Divan.Advertisement
It has the formal interest of being one of the earliest, certainly one of the most extensive versedocuments in Scots written in five-accent, or heroic, couplets.
The work by which he is known is the Fable of the Bees, published first in 1705 under the title of The Grumbling Hive, or Knaves Turn'd Honest (two hundred doggerel couplets).
The text of Lamentations, however, so often deviates from it, that we can only affirm the tendency of the poet to cast his couplets into this type (Driver).
But his most important work in the department of pure literature was his translation (1627) into heroic couplets of the Pharsalia of Lucan.
It is written in pure Baiswari or Eastern Hindi, in stanzas called chaupais, broken by dohas or couplets, with an occasional soratha and chhand - the latter a hurrying metre of many rhymes and alliterations.Advertisement