Good morning Writers

Here is your two week reminder!

Our Numbers themed competition closes on the 14th July – You have just 2 weeks to complete and submit your entry for 2019.

Please see our competition section for more information and ideas.

Here are a few famous Twos…

The Twin Towers (Tolkein)

A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)

Richard II

And you have a full TWO WEEKS  to write a couplet.

Happy Writing every one ;))

Definition of Couplet

A couplet is a literary device that can be defined as having two successive rhyming lines in a verse, and has the same meter to form a complete thought. It is marked by a usual rhythm, rhyme scheme, and incorporation of specific utterances.

It could be an independent poem, and might be a part of other poems, such as sonnets in Shakespearean poetry. If a couplet has the ability to stand apart from the rest of the poem, it is independent, and hence it is called a “closed couplet.” A couplet that cannot render a proper meaning alone is called an “open couplet.”

One of the commonly used couplet examples are these two lines from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet:

“The time is out of joint, O cursed spite
That ever I was born to set it right!”

Types of Couplets

  • Short Couplet
  • Split Couplet
  • Heroic Couplet (Closed and Open Couplets)
  • Shakespearean Couplet
  • Alexandrine Couplet
  • Qasida
  • Chinese Couplet


Two lines – Two weeks to go ;))

Happy writing everyone!