Book Details

Book title: Quotable English Couplets
Author(s): M.R. Shetty
ISBN: 9788182743151
Publication Year: 2007
Binding: PB
Pages: 760
Price: Rs. 395
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This book titled “Quotable English Couplets” is a continuation of the previously published work called    “ Encyclopaedia of Quotable Couplets”. This volume took roughly fifty seven weeks to complete. 

Couplets are successive lines of verse that have both rhyme and metre and is a spontaneous form of expression used by man before the advent of the written word. 

The earliest recorded couplets were written by Thiruvalluvar in Tamil Classics and was called Thirukkural. It expressed universal truths in couplet form. Scholars generally date this work to the second century B.C. 

Most couplets in English and Urdu Literature were part of verse and popular in the fourteenth and tenth centuries respectively.