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by William Shakespeare

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In Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, find an example of a rhyming couplet in Act II, scene i.

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In Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare is writing a great deal of his dialogue in iambic pentameter. This means there are ten syllables per line, with a stress on every other syllable; so that each line then has five stressed syllables.

Often times Shakespeare also uses a rhyme scheme, where the end of one line rhymes with a word at the end of another line. However, in Act Two, scene one, this rhyme scheme is not present. A rhyming couplet also uses rhyme to connect two lines that are next to each other.

Two lines--the second line immediately following the first--of the same metrical length that end in a rhyme...

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