Heroic Couplet: Definition & Examples


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1. Which of the following is NOT an iamb?

2. When does end rhyme occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of the structure and use of heroic couplets in poetry. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include when an end rhyme occurs and the definition of iambic pentameter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Features of a heroic couplet
  • Identify an example of an iamb
  • When end rhyme occurs
  • Definition of mock epic and iambic pentameter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetry in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as iambic pentameter and mock epic

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poetic device, review the associated lesson titled Heroic Couplet: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define heroic couplet
  • Learn about end rhymes
  • Understand iambic pentameter
  • Discuss examples of heroic couplets
  • Explore metrical substitution
  • Learn about the role of heroic couplets in epics and mock epics