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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.
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1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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heroic couplet

(prosody) a verse form consisting of two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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