heroic line
noun see heroic verse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heroic line — noun see heroic verse 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heroic verse — consists of the rhymed iambic line or heroic couplet. The term is used in English exclusively.In ancient literature, heroic verse was synonymous with the dactylic hexameter. It was in this measure that those typically heroic poems, the Iliad and… …   Wikipedia

  • heroic verse — 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… …   Universalium

  • heroic verse — noun Date: 1586 1. dactylic hexameter especially of epic verse of classical times called also heroic meter 2. the iambic pentameter used especially in English epic poetry during the 17th and 18th centuries called also heroic line, heroic meter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration — Âge héroïque de l exploration en Antarctique Le paroxysme de l âge héroïque de l exploration en Antarctique : le norvégien Roald Amundsen atteint le pôle Sud en 1911 (expédition Amundsen). L âge héroïque de l exploration en Antarctique (1895 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Heroic verse — Verse Verse, n. [OE. vers, AS. fers, L. versus a line in writing, and, in poetry, a verse, from vertere, versum, to turn, to turn round; akin to E. worth to become: cf. F. vers. See {Worth} to become, and cf. {Advertise}, {Averse}, {Controversy} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heroic couplet — A heroic couplet is a traditional form for English poetry, commonly used for epic and narrative poetry; it refers to poems constructed from a sequence of rhyming pairs of iambic pentameter lines. The rhyme is always masculine. Use of the heroic… …   Wikipedia

  • heroic couplet — he.roic couplet n a pair of lines in poetry which end with the same sound and that have five beats in each line …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heroic couplet — noun (C) a pair of lines in poetry which end with the same sound and that have five beats in each line …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mock-heroic — Mock heroic, mock epic or heroi comic works are typically satires or parodies that mock common Classical stereotypes of heroes and heroic literature. Typically, mock heroic works to insert the heroic work by either putting a fool in the role of… …   Wikipedia

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