heroic verse


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heroic verse

n.
One of several verse forms traditionally used in epic and dramatic poetry, especially:
a. The dactylic hexameter in Greek and Latin.
b. The iambic pentameter in English.
c. The alexandrine in French. In all senses also called heroic meter.

heroic verse

n
(Poetry) prosody a type of verse suitable for epic or heroic subjects, such as the classical hexameter, the French Alexandrine, or the English iambic pentameter

hero′ic verse′


n.
a form of verse adapted to the treatment of heroic or exalted themes: in classical poetry, dactylic hexameter; in English and German, iambic pentameter; and in French, the Alexandrine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heroic verse - a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
epic, epic poem, heroic poem, epos - a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
Translations

heroic verse

n (Poet) → heroischer Vers
References in classic literature ?
These three books," said the curate, "are the best that have been written in Castilian in heroic verse, and they may compare with the most famous of Italy; let them be preserved as the richest treasures of poetry that Spain possesses.
Imitation is only a kind of play or sport, and the tragic poets, whether they write in iambic or in Heroic verse, are imitators in the highest degree?
According to some religious Anglo-Saxons, the existence and popularity of heroic verse exposed the newly converted people to spiritual danger.
Tolkien writes a "sequel" to what is remembered as the finest example of Old English heroic verse, gives it a fitting title for its epic context, then ironically undercuts both of these by focusing on the inglorious task of Tida and Totta.
Wickert realizes the muscularity and the fluidity of Tasso's heroic verse best when he relaxes slightly his efforts to match Tasso's syntax, as in his chilling rendering of the epic simile that describes Rinaldo breaking into the barricaded Temple of Solomon: "Even as a ravening wolf in darkening air / comes prowling round a sheepfold bolted fast, / his maw greedy and gaunt, his hunger and care / by inborn wrath and hate matched and surpassed.
in heroic verse, of love, betrayal, pain and guilt, life over death