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

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  • 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

  • heroic stanza. — See elegiac stanza. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • heroic stanza. — See elegiac stanza. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — noun see heroic stanza …   New Collegiate 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 — 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 — Pros. a stanza consisting of two rhyming lines in iambic pentameter, esp. one forming a rhetorical unit and written in an elevated style, as, Know then thyself, presume not God to scan / The proper study of Mankind is Man. [1900 05] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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

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