Couplet

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A couplet is two lines of poetic verse that present a single concept or idea. The lines usually rhyme and have the same poetic meter. A good example is the following conclusion to a sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

Whether or not we find what we are seeking
is idle, biologically speaking.

A heroic couplet is a couplet with iambic pentameter.

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