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elegiac couplet

noun

  1. classical prosody a couplet composed of a dactylic hexameter followed by a dactylic pentameter


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He also brought in the elegiac couplet, which was to attain perfection at the hands of Propertius and Ovid.

But the poetical capabilities of the elegiac couplet are of a Elegy.

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