Couplets

  • Couplets are two lines of poetry that rhyme. 
    When you hear 'couplet' think 'couple'. For Example:

     

    Son dos líneas de poesía que riman
    por ejemplo...


    One two
    buckle my shoe

    Three, four,
    shut at the door

     

     

    Caballito blanco, llévame de aquí.
    Llévame a mi pueblo donde yo nací.

    Hey diddle diddle,
    the cat and the fiddle,

     

    Bate bate
    Chocolate

    Jack and Jill
    went up the hill

     

    ¿Qué te pasa
    calabaza?
    Nada nada
    limonada

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;

    You can put many couplets together for a longer poem:


    All My Great Excuses
    by Kenn Nesbitt

    I started on my homework, but my pen ran out of ink…
    My hamster ate my homework…My computer’s on the blink…

    I tripped and dropped my homework in the soup my mom was cooking…
    My brother flushed it down the toilet when I wasn’t looking…

    My mother ran my homework through the washer and the dryer…
    An airplane crashed into our house… My homework caught on fire…

    ...

    I worked on these excuses so darned long my teacher said,
    "I think you’ll find it’s easier to do the work instead."