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an·tis·tro·phe

 (ăn-tĭs′trə-fē)
n.
1. The second stanza, and those like it, in a poem consisting of alternating stanzas in contrasting metrical form.
2. The second division of the triad of a Pindaric ode, having the same stanza form as the strophe.
3.
a. The choral movement in classical Greek drama in the opposite direction from that of the strophe.
b. The part of a choral ode sung while this movement is executed.

[Late Latin antistrophē, antistrophe of Greek tragedy, from Greek, strophic correspondence, from antistrephein, to turn back : anti-, back; see anti- + strephein, to turn; see strophe.]

an′ti·stroph′ic (ăn′tĭ-strŏf′ĭk) adj.
an′ti·stroph′i·cal·ly adv.

antistrophe

(ænˈtɪstrəfɪ)
n
1. (Theatre) (in ancient Greek drama)
a. the second of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode
b. the second part of a choral ode sung during this movement
2. (Poetry) (in classical prosody) the second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek antistrophē an answering turn, from anti- + strophē a turning]
antistrophic adj
ˌantiˈstrophically adv

an•tis•tro•phe

(ænˈtɪs trə fi)

n.
1.
a. the part of an ancient Greek choral ode answering a previous strophe, sung by the chorus when returning from left to right.
b. the movement performed by the chorus while singing an antistrophe.
2. the second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem. Compare strophe (def. 2).
[1540–50; < Greek: a turning about. See anti-, strophe]
an`ti•stroph′ic (-ˈstrɒf ɪk) an•tis′tro•phal, adj.
an`ti•stroph′i•cal•ly, adv.

antistrophe

(in ancient Greek choral odes) 1. the response made to a preceding strophe, while the chorus is moving from left to right.
2. the movement of the chorus. Cf. strophe. See also verse. — antistrophic, antistrophal, adj.
See also: Drama
the second of two metrically related sections in a poem. Cf. strophe. See also drama. — antistrophic, antistrophal, adj.
See also: Verse

antistrophe

The second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem.
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Noun1.antistrophe - the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek dramaantistrophe - the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem
lyric poem, lyric - a short poem of songlike quality
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
References in classic literature ?
The metrical structure of each stanza is elaborate (differing in different poems), but metrically all the strophes and antistrophes in any given poem must be exactly identical with each other and different from the epodes.
He wonders whether his 1867 "Ode on the Insurrection in Candia" from Songs before Sunrise, with its elaborately patterned strophes, corresponding antistrophes, and closing epode, "quite succeeded in evading the criminal risk and the capital offence of formality" ("Dedicatory Epistle," p.
With regard to the choreography of the tragic chorus, Ingegneri understood that in ancient Greece the group recited strophes and antistrophes in the orchestra while executing expressive dance-like movements (accompanied by an aulos).