Rhyming Couplets: Definition, Examples & Effect


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What do we call a rhyming couplet that includes two lines that do not have the same meter?

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1. Which poets are famous aficionados of the rhyming couplet?

2. What aspects make a rhyming couplet so effective in poetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The definition of rhyming couplets is pretty clear from the name. But, there's more to them than the obvious, and this quiz tests you on several factors about the effectiveness and history of rhyming couplets.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is to assess your knowledge of the following regarding rhyming couplets:

  • The meter of rhyming couplets
  • Poets famous for using the rhyming couplets
  • What makes a rhyming couplet effective
  • The advantage of a heroic couplet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the lesson on rhyming couplets
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about well-known writers who used this form of poetry
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about the effectiveness of rhyming couplets

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more about rhyming couplets? The lesson Rhyming Couplets: Definition, Examples & Effect can provide you with information about:

  • Poets who used rhyming couplets
  • Examples of famous rhyming couplets
  • Shakespeare's use of rhyming couplets
  • The definition of a heroic couplet