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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteLEONINE, adj. Unlike a menagerie lion. Leonine verses are those in which a word in the middle of a line rhymes with a word at the end, as in this famous passage from Bella Peeler Silcox:



The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades. Cries Pluto, 'twixt his snores: "O tempora! O mores!"



It should be explained that Mrs. Silcox does not undertake to teach pronunciation of the Greek and Latin tongues. Leonine verses are so called in honor of a poet named Leo, whom prosodists appear to find a pleasure in believing to have been the first to discover that a rhyming couplet could be run into a single line.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteStill must I hear? - shall hoarse Fitzgerald bawl / His creaking couplets in a tavern hall, / And I not sing?

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couplet synonyms: brace, couple, duet, pair, span, spanned, spanning, spans, twain, yoke, yoked, yokes.
See also: couplets.
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