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Identify the Type of Couplet (Grades 11-12)

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Identify the Type of Couplet

Instructions: Look at each couplet. By looking at the rhyme scheme and meter determine the type of couplet it represents.

1. 
Identify the type of couplet.

'Tis hard to say, if greater want of skill
Appear in writing or in judging ill.
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
2. 
Identify the type of couplet.

For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
3. 
Identify the type of couplet.

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
4. 
Identify the type of couplet.

I hate and I love. Why I do this, perhaps you ask.
I don't know, but I feel it happening and I'm tormented.'
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
5. 
Identify the type of couplet.

In the Hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column,
In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
6. 
Identify the type of couplet.

There was a time in my demented youth
When somehow I suspected that the truth
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
7. 
Identify the type of couplet.

Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
Now she’s at rest – and so am I.
  1. Rhyming couplet
  2. Non-rhyming couplet
8. 
Identify the type of couplet.

And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
9. 
Identify the type of couplet.

Dragon and phoenix bring the prosperity
Peach and apricot blossoms welcome the spring
  1. Heroic couplet
  2. Elegiac couplet
  3. Chinese couplet
  4. Sonnet couplet
10. 
Identify the type of couplet.

Here lies my wife: here let her lie!
Now she’s at rest – and so am I.
  1. Rhyming couplet
  2. Non-rhyming couplet

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