Commonwealth and Restoration Poets, use of the heroic couplet by, with illustrations, 102 et sqq.
The heroic couplet, now too much derided, is a form of this kind.
It is difficult in polishing the heroic couplet not to produce the impression of seeking epigrammatic point.
He was able only to play on one instrument, the heroic couplet.
He wrote the heroic couplet, which was his favourite measure, with almost unprecedented evenness.
The heroic couplet in which it was cast was the standard metre.
It is doubtful whether the heroic couplet has ever been more finely handled.
They were dear to the eighteenth century, and, much more than the heroic couplet, are the distinctive metre of that age.
The use of the heroic couplet was its distinguishing mark; of course, an imitation of French practice.
The use of the Alexandrine in the heroic couplet, he avers, gives variety and energy.