Definition of Couplet:

A unit of verse composed of two successive lines, usually rhyming and having the same meter and often forming a complete thought.

Example of Couplet #1:


    For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
    That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Example of Couplet #2:

A Minor Bird, By Robert Lee Frost

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

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Couplet poetry:
  • Definition of couplet
  • Examples of couplet
  • Examples of authors using couplet
  • Explanation of how couplet is used

Why are poetry examples important?

Studying examples of poems using various poetic devices helps such as couplet create an understanding of how those poetry terms work within different types of poetry.  For instance examples of poems using onomatopoeia can illustrate how sounds can be represented in poems.  Likewise, examples of poems using alliteration can shed light on how alliteration affects the rhythm of a poem.  Many poem can be an example of couplet, but sometimes good examples are hard to find.  You'll find relevant, concise poetry examples here. 

Can Poems be examples of more than one poetry term?

Absolutely.  Examples of poems using hyperbole are also examples of figurative language, since hyperbole is considered a type of figurative language.  That's just one example.  Poems usually contain multiple poetic terms and devices like couplet.  The poetry examples contained in this site often link to other poetry devices of which that poem serves as an example.  However, we provide unique examples for each poetry term wherever possible.

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See also:    Rhyming Couplet