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couplet

two successive lines of verse, usually rhymed and of the same metre

Couplet

 

in a song or poem, a lyric strophe. In a musical couplet, a self-contained melody covers the lines of one strophe of a poem. With repetition through subsequent lines of the text, the melody may remain unchanged or may be slightly varied. In polyphonic songs based on couplets, the secondary voices may be subject to variations in subsequent verses; in songs with accompaniment, the accompaniment may change. Couplets are frequently begun with a lead-in antiphonal and rounded off by a refrain.

The Russian plural form of “couplet,” kuplety, is the name for a ballad of a jovial, humorous, or satirical type with a recurring refrain. It is found in vaudeville and musical comedy and in the 20th century became a genre of variety-stage song. Outstanding Soviet kuplety performers include V. Ia. Khenkin, B. S. Borisov, and L. O. Utesov.

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This year's couplets have been coated with water repellent, so though they are more expensive than the average couplet, they will last much longer.
Here are a few couplets from his Kalam for the readers to enjoy:
Some people may quickly run out of steam when it comes to poetry, but Northern Rail train conductor Graham Parker is always on the right track when delivering on-train announcements in rhyming couplet form.
Examining several words for the drink in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, the present study aims to improve the literary understanding, and paying attention to these words and their repetition in other literatures and their different meanings in the couplets of Shahnameh.
is required hoses and couplets acquiring, for use by municipal trucks, attached detail required.
The narrative is clear, and if couplets were to be taken out of context or rearranged, they would lose their emotional energy.
Step 3: Teacher speaks about a couplet that is meaningful to them
The most common metrical form is the iambic fifteen-syllable verse in a rhyming couplet.
Kenney's text and he uses rhyming couplets and the pentameter form.
The small amount of text is written in rhyming couplets and really acts as a pointer to the illustrations that flesh out the story in the wittiest way.
It takes two "weird" couplets of capitalized nouns (like the ingredients of a witch's broth) to set things back on course, and prepare us, ironically, to feel the tug of sincerity in the final couplet's prayer.
He is considered as a scholar and poet (Hassan Anushah, Danishnameye Adabe Farsi, Bakhshe 3:2482) which is truly correct because he apart from the Diwan and five famous Mathnawi's is a writer of a famous book named "Khulasat-ul-Tadawi" which is about Greek medicine, and another book which consists his letters written in verse which comprises of 1000 couplets.