Couplet

A verse form, rhyming aa bb cc dd. Rhyming couplets in iambic pentameter are sometimes called heroic couplets.

A couplet meant to stand alone as an entire poem is sometimes called a distich (meaning "two lines"), as this one:

There was a young man from Hong Kong,
Who thought limericks were too long.


From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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