heroic quatrain
noun see heroic stanza

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heroic quatrain — noun see heroic stanza * * * Pros. a poetic stanza consisting of four lines of iambic pentameter rhyming alternately. Also called elegiac quatrain …   Useful english dictionary

  • heroic quatrain — Pros. a poetic stanza consisting of four lines of iambic pentameter rhyming alternately. Also called elegiac quatrain. * * * …   Universalium

  • heroic stanza — noun Date: circa 1922 a rhymed quatrain in heroic verse with a rhyme scheme of abab called also heroic quatrain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heroic stanza — ▪ poetry also called  heroic quatrain        in poetry, a rhymed quatrain in heroic verse with rhyme scheme abab. The form was used by William Shakespeare and John Dryden, among others, and was also called an elegiac stanza after the publication… …   Universalium

  • Quatrain — A quatrain is a poem, or a stanza within a poem, that consists always of four lines. It is the most common of all stanza forms in African poetry. The rhyming patterns include abb, abab, abba, abcb. In its narrow meaning, the term is restricted to …   Wikipedia

  • heroic stanza — noun a quatrain consisting of two heroic couplets written in an elevated style; the rhyme scheme is abab • Hypernyms: ↑quatrain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decasyllabic quatrain — is a term used for a poetic form in which each stanza consists of four lines of ten syllables each, usually with a rhyme scheme of AABB or ABAB. Examples of the decasyllabic quatrain in heroic couplets appear in some of the earliest texts in the… …   Wikipedia

  • elegiac quatrain. — See heroic quatrain. * * * …   Universalium

  • elegiac quatrain. — See heroic quatrain …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of literary terms — The following is a list of literary terms; that is, those words used in discussion, classification, criticism, and analysis of literature.: See also: Glossary of poetry terms, Literary criticism, Literary theory CompactTOC8 name=Contents… …   Wikipedia

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