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Introduction to Couplets



Introduction to Couplets
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.8

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    couplet, poetry, lines, rhyme, time, possible, picked, different, clues, second, promise, same, people, finish, close, name
     content words:    Do1 I2


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Introduction to Couplets
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1       Do I love to rhyme?
        I do it all the time!

       Do you want to try?
       I promise you won't cry!
 
2     Do you see two sets of rhymes above? Two lines of poetry that rhyme have a special name. They are called couplets [CUP-lets]. A couple is two people who are linked. A couplet is two lines of poetry that are linked.
 
3     Count the syllables in each line of a couplet. They are close in number. In the first couplet above, the first line has five syllables: Do1 I2 love3 to4 rhyme5? The second line has six syllables: I1 do2 it3 all4 the5 time6. Some couplets may have the same number of syllables in each line. You need to keep the number of syllables as close as possible.

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