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Heroic Couplets: A heroic couplet is a pair of rhyming lines in iambic pentameter.
Posted by Douglas, Sep 13, 2010.

Heroic Couplets

Posted by Douglas, Sep 13, 2010.
Filed in : Articles : Poetry


A heroic couplet is a pair of rhyming lines written in iambic pentameter. An example of a heroic couplet is shown below.

Ouch!
A toothache is an awful, horrid pain,
So let us thank the Lord for Novocain.

(Copyright 2010 by Douglas Twitchell)

Heroic couplets are a nice way to bring a poem to a dramatic conclusion. Elizabethan Sonnets end with a heroic couplet.

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