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What is a Rhyming Couplet?
A rhyming couplet is two line of the same length that rhyme and complete one thought. There is no limit to the length of the lines. Rhyming words are words that sound the same when spoken, they don't necessarily have to be spelt the same.
Examples of rhyming couplets
The wind blew very strong
In the morning the sun shone bright
O, how I faint when I of you do write,
Why don't you try writing poem using rhyming couplets and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.
For information on poetry types other than shape poems visit our poetry glossary – poetry terms.