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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.
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(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
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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.
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|Noun||1.||heroic verse - a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter|
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n (Poet) → heroischer Vers
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