Use Rhyming Couplets in Poetry
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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this series of videos, we're exploring how to write poetry. In this video, we're going to focus on rhyming couplets. Rhyming couplets can be used to write sonnets or poems, and are used because they add a musical and lyrical flavor. They are made up of two lines that share the same meter, that rhyme and are used to complete one thought. Meter refers to the style being used. For example, iambic pentameter is five feet (a foot is a group of two or three syllables) where the first syllable is unstressed and the second stressed. There are also other types of meter.
- 2Or if the verses are longer, you can use different forms such as AABBCCDDEE to make a simple set of rhyming couplets. You can also make it more complex if you desire.You can also use different structures such as ABAB (where the first and third lines rhyme, and the second and fourth lines rhyme) or ABCB (where the first and third line do not rhyme, but the second and fourth line rhyme).Advertisement
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