Examples from the Web for couplet
Did they ever consider selecting the first line of this couplet for the title of their edition?Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women|Daniel Bosch|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
China's use of these beasts always reminds me of a couplet I read years ago in a newspaper column.To Honor Canada Hosting Two Giant Pandas, Here's Ten Beautiful Photos of Pandas|David Frum, Justin Green|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the source and origin of the 5-stress couplet in English, authorities are in disagreement.
The following characteristic examples illustrate the chief varieties of the couplet.
Tu as changé la fin du second couplet—tu as dit 'des comtesses' au lieu de dire 'des duchesses'—recommence!The Martian|George Du Maurier
The couplet is so great that, where thou art, —Thou being a poem—it is past my art.Silverpoints|John Gray
Sing us a couplet, Dolres, to welcome us back from the snows of Alpuxarras!Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for couplet
Word Origin for couplet
Word Origin and History for couplet
1570s, in poetry, from French couplet (mid-14c.), a diminutive of couple (see couple (n.)). In music, from 1876.