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I do not care for the heroic couplet.

daDa-daDa-daDa-daDa-daDee,
daDa-daDa-daDa-daDa-daDee.

It’s fine for a short poem or sonnet, but when you stack one atop the other for stanza after stanza, it gets predictable, monotonous, and boring. It’s why A Midsummer Night’s Dream is my least favorite of Shakespeare’s plays, as a huge portion of it is written in heroic couplets.

What does this have to do with writing prose? Plenty.

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