heroic quatrain


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to heroic quatrain: elegy, Iambic pentameter

heroic quatrain

or heroic stanza
References in periodicals archive ?
In mid-1537, while under a form of house-arrest at Windsor, Surrey invented the English sonnet form and heroic quatrain when he wrote of his sense of loss in Fitzroy's death and England's loss in the decay of its aristocracy.