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Shakespeare uses various writing styles throughout the play for different reasons and effects.

Which of the following lines is an example of a couplet?


"Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste; / Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste." (1.1.236)


"But I might see young / Cupid's fiery shaft / Quench'd in the chaste beams of the watery moon, / And the imperial votaress passed on." (2.1.161)


"How chance Moonshine is gone before / Thisbe comes back and finds her lover?" (5.1.304)


"The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve: / Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time." (5.1.353)


"To live a barren sister all your life / Chanting faint hymns to the cold fruitless moon." (1.1.72)

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