A couplet is two lines of poetry that sit together — like two snakes — on the page.
Couplets often rhyme but they don’t need to.
Sometimes a poem is made up of lots of couplets (they are the building blocks for the poem house).
Sometimes a poem is just one couplet long!
Here are two couplet poems I have written:
The cat and the dog dance for the moon
The cat and the dog sing out of tune
The frog and the fish have learned to whistle
under the midday sun
The toad and the cat can count to ten
under the red hot sun
The rabbit and the rat can hop and scratch
in their race to be number one
(Gosh that last couplet was a bit mean) You have a go! Send your couplet poem to firstname.lastname@example.org Include your name, age, year and name of school. Include your teacher’s name and email.