heroic couplet


: a rhyming couplet in iambic pentameter

Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heroic couplet was in 1706

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“Heroic couplet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heroic%20couplet. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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