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Couplet

Couplet (French)

Two lines that rhyme —

Line 1: Describes the theme of the poem

Line 2: Inspires the reader to go back and reflect on Line 1.

Usually written in Iambic pentameter.

Closed — Complete idea in one couplet (Closed)

Open — Longer poem with couplets running into the next (Open).

May be funny or serious, with a message or as a summary.