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There are 2 syllables in the word Couplet.
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Poetry Definition

Rhyming stanzas made up of two lines. A pair of lines of a verse that form a unit. Some couplets rhyme aa, but this is not a requirement.


Example (J. Kilmer - Trees):

I THINK that I shall never see (a)
A poem lovely as a tree. (a)

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest (b)
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; (b)

Standard Definition

[n] a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
[n] two items of the same kind


brace - (1 syllables), couple - (2 syllables), distich - (2 syllables), doubleton - (3 syllables), duad - (2 syllables), duet - (2 syllables), duo - (2 syllables), dyad - (2 syllables), pair - (1 syllables), span - (1 syllables), twain - (1 syllables), twosome - (2 syllables), yoke - (1 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Coup"let\ (-l?t), n. [F. couplet, dim. of couple. See {Couple}, n. ] Two taken together; a pair or couple; especially two lines of verse that rhyme with each other. A sudden couplet rushes on your mind. --Crabbe.