Definition of heroic verse in English:

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heroic verse


A type of verse used for epic or heroic subjects, such as the dactylic hexameter, iambic pentameter, or alexandrine. Also called heroic meter.
Example sentences
  • His formula for modern heroic verse, proclaimed up front in the essay, was, in short: more dactyls than trochees, and more trochees than spondees.
  • What is the burlesque verse in English, is the heroic verse in French.
  • He believes that iambic pentameter is the most suited to heroic verse, especially in English, and that rhyme should be consistent and regular.

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Syllabification: he·ro·ic verse

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