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  1. Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Frame II. The Couplet The Hudibrastic couplet is a unit of two humorous or mocking lines ending with rhyme that contributes to the humor. Hudibrastic verse is a series of Hudibrastic couplets that are clever, often impious, witty with a satirical tone. The verse is named for the poem and character Hudibras published in England in 1663 by Samuel Butler. Hudibras is volumes long and I admit to not having read the whole thing, however, Hudibras is a kind of English Don Quixote. The poem mocks the hypocrisy of religion, the incompetence of government,
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