A type of verse used for epic or heroic subjects, such as the dactylic hexameter, iambic pentameter, or alexandrine. Also called heroic meter.
- 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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