Related to heptastich: tercet


A stanza or strophe consisting of seven lines.
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(Poetry) prosody a poem, strophe, or stanza that consists of seven lines
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(ˈhɛp təˌstɪk)

a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of seven lines or verses.
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As the octave and the sestet surround and repress (in a sense erase') the possibility of the heptastich, the sonnet comes to embody the cosmic and ontological desires of the temporal poet who seeks a divine order.