A. E. Housman: Poems

In “To an Athlete Dying Young,” how are the couplets arranged?

The couplets are bunched into sonnets.
Pairs of couplets are joined into four-line stanzas.
Each couplet is a complete stanza.
The couplets are linked by interlocking rhymes.

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The couplets are arranged in four-line stanzas (thus 2 x 2 couplets = four lines). A four-line stanza is called a quatrain. The couplets have the exact rhymes at the end of the lines. The lines are composed of iambic tetrameter; there are four accents in each line and iambic gives the rhythm (the accent is on every other syllable basically).

The couplets are arranged in four-line stanzas.