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The Couplet

A little learning is a dang’rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:

~ from Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism, part 2, lines 15-16

Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

~ from “Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word,” lullaby, lines 1-2

The best part of waking up
Is Folgers in your cup.

~ from 1996 Folgers Coffee Commercial, the last two lines of jingle

The above three couplets are famous ones from a piece of literature, a folk song/lullaby, and an advertisement — in that order. Most of us may not have known that they are couplets, yet I am sure that we can understand their messages.

No matter if couplets are part of a poem, a dramatic scene, or if they are independent poems, couplets usually have two consecutive rhyming lines that have the same meter. Additionally, couplets always either form a complete thought or resolve a situation, or they can give commentary on a creative work’s theme.

I composed the couplets that are in the four graphics and right under them. Additionally, each of my couplets has a spiritual message in it. Hopefully, every reader who is a born-again believer in Christ will understand those messages.

Incomparable Riches - A Couplet Poem

Incomparable Riches

Wisdom is wealthiest kinfolk ever;
Her riches lasting beyond forever.

Declared Blameless - A Couplet Poem

Declared Blameless

Justification makes us just as if
We never sinned, tussled, or had one tiff.

Saintly Advisers - A Couplet Poem

Saintly Advisers

Wise godly people don’t speak saucily,
Rudely, unjustly, or dishonestly.

Disconnected Beings - A Couplet Poem

 Disconnected Beings

What’s there to say after this existence
That you had time to say in my presence?

–  each above couplet that is in my graphics is from my manuscript Daily Manna: Bible Verse, Couplet & Prayer for Each Day of the Year