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To couplet or not to couplet

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:


Night Time

The cat and the dog dance for the moon

The cat and the dog sing out of tune


Day Time

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 paulajoygreen@gmail.com Include your name, age, year and name of school. Include your teacher’s name and email.