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heroic verse

noun
1.
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. An example of heroic verse is
Achilles' wrath, to Greece the direful spring / Of woes unnumbered, heavenly goddess, sing!
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20
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heroic verse

noun
1.
(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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heroic verse

the verse form in which the heroic poetry of a particular language is, or according to critical opinion should be, composed. In classical poetry this was dactylic hexameter, in French the alexandrine, in Italian the hendecasyllabic line, and in English iambic pentameter.

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