heroic meter
I. noun see heroic verse II. noun see heroic verse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heroic meter — noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter • Syn: ↑heroic verse, ↑heroic • Hypernyms: ↑epic poem, ↑heroic poem, ↑epic, ↑epos * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • heroic meter — noun The dactylic hexameter …   Wiktionary

  • 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 poem — noun a long narrative poem telling of a hero s deeds • Syn: ↑epic poem, ↑epic, ↑epos • Derivationally related forms: ↑epic (for: ↑epos), ↑epic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • heroic verse — noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter • Syn: ↑heroic meter, ↑heroic • Hypernyms: ↑epic poem, ↑heroic poem, ↑epic, ↑epos …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meter (poetry) — In poetry, meter (metre in British English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of… …   Wikipedia

  • meter — I n. AE BE spelling: metre verse rhythm arrangement of syllables 1) anapaestic, anapestic; dactylic; heroic; iambic; trochaic meter unit of length 2) a cubic; square meter II n. instrument for measuring 1) to read a meter (she came to read the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • meter — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, Stabreim, VOM, VTVM, accent, accentuation, alliterative meter, alternation, ammeter, ampere hour meter, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, anapest, antispast, appraise, appraiser, appreciate, arsis, assay …   Moby Thesaurus

  • heroicmeter — heroic meter n. See heroic verse. * * * …   Universalium

  • heroicverse — heroic verse n. 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. Also called heroic meter. * *… …   Universalium

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