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Do rhyming couplets have to be in two consecutive lines?

The most basic rule is that a rhymed couplet must be two lines in formal verse (poetry with meter and rhyme scheme) that share the same end-rhyme.

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Besides, what are two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme?

Poetry Terms

Ballad A song or poem that tells a story, usually about a tragedy or an advernture.
Blank Verse Poem that has no rhyme, but does have meter.
Concrete Poem A poem shaped to look like its subject.
Couplet Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.

Additionally, how many lines does a couplet have? two lines

Considering this, what is an example of a couplet?

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. These famous lines are an epic example of a rhyming couplet. As you may have surmised from the name, rhyming couplets are two lines that rhyme, but they also often have the same meter, or rhythmic structure in a verse or line.

What is the purpose of rhyming couplets?

Rhyming couplets create a kind of beat when read aloud, and this rhythm can be used to create repetition to emphasize meaning or to achieve another effect, such as suspense.

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