Definition of elegiac couplet in English:

elegiac couplet


  • A pair of lines consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter, especially in Greek and Latin verse.

    ‘The Latin elegiac couplet is the meter of Latin love elegy, but it is also used in many other types of poetry.’
    ‘The elegiac couplet, used in poems 65-116, is Catullus’ most frequently employed meter.’


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