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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 always have two consecutive rhyming lines that have the same meter. Additionally, couplets always either form a complete thought or resolve a situation, or they 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.
Wisdom is wealthiest kinfolk ever;
Her riches lasting beyond forever.
Justification makes us just as if
We never sinned, tussled, or had one tiff.
Wise godly people don’t speak saucily,
Rudely, unjustly, or dishonestly.
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