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English → English (WordNet) Definition: heroic verse heroic verse n : a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter [syn: heroic meter , heroic]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Heroic verse Heroic \He*ro"ic\, a. [F. h['e]ro["i]que, L. hero["i]cus, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to, or like, a hero; of the nature of heroes; distinguished by the existence of heroes; as, the heroic age; an heroic people; heroic valor. [1913 Webster] 2. Worthy of a hero; bold; daring; brave; illustrious; as, heroic action; heroic enterprises. [1913 Webster] 3. (Sculpture & Painting) Larger than life size, but smaller than colossal; -- said of the representation of a human figure. [1913 Webster] Heroic Age, the age when the heroes, or those called the children of the gods, are supposed to have lived. Heroic poetry, that which celebrates the deeds of a hero; epic poetry. Heroic treatment or Heroic remedies (Med.), treatment or remedies of a severe character, suited to a desperate case. Heroic verse (Pros.), the verse of heroic or epic poetry, being in English, German, and Italian the iambic of ten syllables; in French the iambic of twelve syllables; and in classic poetry the hexameter. Syn: Brave; intrepid; courageous; daring; valiant; bold; gallant; fearless; enterprising; noble; magnanimous; illustrious. [1913 Webster] 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, Convert, Divers, Invert, Obverse, Prose, Suzerain, Vortex.] 1. A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules. [1913 Webster] Note: Verses are of various kinds, as hexameter, pentameter, tetrameter, etc., according to the number of feet in each. A verse of twelve syllables is called an Alexandrine. Two or more verses form a stanza or strophe. [1913 Webster] 2. Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry. [1913 Webster] Such prompt eloquence Flowed from their lips in prose or numerous verse. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Virtue was taught in verse. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Verse embalms virtue. --Donne. [1913 Webster] 3. A short division of any composition. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) A stanza; a stave; as, a hymn of four verses. [1913 Webster] Note: Although this use of verse is common, it is objectionable, because not always distinguishable from the stricter use in the sense of a line. [1913 Webster] (b) (Script.) One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments. [1913 Webster] Note: The author of the division of the Old Testament into verses is not ascertained. The New Testament was divided into verses by Robert Stephens [or Estienne], a French printer. This arrangement appeared for the first time in an edition printed at Geneva, in 1551. [1913 Webster] (c) (Mus.) A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part. [1913 Webster] 4. A piece of poetry. “This verse be thine.” --Pope. [1913 Webster] Blank verse, poetry in which the lines do not end in rhymes. Heroic verse. See under Heroic. [1913 Webster]

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