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 (strō′fĭk, strŏf′ĭk)
1. Relating to or consisting of strophes.
2. Music Having the same melody used for each strophe.


(ˈstrɒfɪk; ˈstrəʊ-) or less commonly


1. (Poetry) of, relating to, or employing a strophe or strophes
2. (Music, other) (of a song) having identical or related music in each verse. Compare through-composed


(ˈstrɒf ɪk, ˈstroʊ fɪk)

1. Also, stroph′i•cal. consisting of, pertaining to, or characterized by a strophe or strophes.
2. (of a song) having the same music for each successive stanza.
stroph′i•cal•ly, adv.
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The strophic form is underscored in the returning instrumental fragments.
Critics, poets, and composers during the 1790s disagreed as to whether composers should seek to take on the bardic voice itself, perhaps maintaining a simpler strophic form, or should illustrate each twist and turn in the text by musical shifts.
The strophic form and loose treatment of the tempo all point to the cabaret style.
Muller explores an even lesser-known topic: Hoffmann's views on the strophic form. Surprisingly, given Romanticism's privileging of music as the highest form of art, Hoffmann insisted that the composer of a strophic song arrange the music so that the words of the original poem take precedence.
The strophic form of "Moonlight Sorrow" is retained in all three orchestral versions but with slight differences.
The second consists of the poem itself rendered without meter to bring out its strophic form. The commentary in the last section is a chapter by chapter exegesis that stresses composition and form as a route to appreciating its meaning.
We do not know whether it would have been sung, chanted, or recited, but the rhythm and strophic form suggests that it must have sounded less like the high-flown verse of a Milton, or even a Chaucer, than an old English nursery rhyme.
Another challenge was to analyse metre and strophic form. After studying the problem in all its detail, I concluded that, contrary to standard opinion, the cantigas d'amigo are metrically regular, and that the strophic form of many poems had been wrongly analysed.
In fact, all but four of the 29 poems in Section A are written in alexandrines with flat rhyme (AABB ...): "Le Guitariste," heptasyllabic lines in quatrains; "Au Laurier," three decasyllabic and one pentasyllabic line in each quatrain; "Consommation," alternate alexandrines and octosyllabic lines in flat rhyme; and "Les Demoiselles des chars," ten-line stanzas with three meters--8-12-10-12-8 8-8-12-8-12 and rhymed ABABC CDEDE (a strophic form of Banville's invention?).
(8) Like Schumann, Beach refuses to isolate the woman in her setting, which is written in modified strophic form. The lost beloved in Beach's song seems to be represented by the key of E[flat], a tonality that serves as a kind of alter ego to the main key of G minor.
[28] To Sebillet's characterization of the complainte -- lamentable material, paired rhymes, and decasyllabic verse -- we should add strophic form, as it was the form regularly employed in contemporary complaintes such as "Laissez la verde couleur." [29] And here we should note the particular suitability of strophes for song (especially with the short lines and crossed rhymes that came along with strophic verse), which made the complainte a mournful counterpart to the cheery, musical chanson.
Four of the items in Jackson's collection are in strophic form; the others - and all Linley's elegies - are through-composed, with distinct changes of tempo, metre and occasionally mode or key between sections.