This is a real thing
This is the regular speech of poetic discourse.
It denotes a degree of textual regulation,
arrangement of the text in its formal shape.
It relates to form rather than content.
Its merit is brevity.
This here is the basic unit
of poetic rhythm, usually one line.
It is characterised by a phonic structure.
What has been said so far fully
applies also to this grouping
of basic units of poetic rhythm
on the basis of a common rhyming scheme
of the same metrical plan.
A couplet is the smallest stanza.
If the scheme in the text constantly changes
and is not subject to regularity,
it relates to content rather than form.
© Peter Macsovszky, translated by Marián Andričík