heroic-couplet

heroic couplet

noun Prosody.
a stanza consisting of two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter, especially one forming a rhetorical unit and written in an elevated style, as, Know then thyself, presume not God to scan/The proper study of Mankind is Man.

Origin:
1900–05

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heroic couplet
 
n
prosody a verse form consisting of two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter

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