(CUP- let)


Lesson 21


You know a couple means two. So a couplet is a pair of lines of poetry that are usually rhymed. We think the idea of the couplet came from the French and English. There are lots of ways to write different types of couplets. Couplets can also be used to "build" other poems, but we'll get to that later!

We are going to use a couplet for a "play on words," or a word game. This type of couplet is called a "terse verse." Here's the way you play,

"If turkeys gobble,

Do Pilgrims squabble?"



"If cars go zoom,

exhaust smoke will plume!"


"If the phone rings,

hope then still clings."


You've read the examples. We know you can outdo them! "If the ball's in your court. . ."


Lyrical Lesson: Couplets

Write five terse verse couplets. Choose your best one. Pair it with a humorous illustration.


Lyrical Lessons