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II. The Couplet - Octosyllabic Couplet and Short Couplet

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II The Couplet

An octosyllabic couplet or short couplet is two iambic or trochaic tetrameter lines, often rhymed. Octosyllabic could also refer to any couplet of 8 syllable lines.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
--- Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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