heroic verseheroic verse
- a verse form in which epic poetry is traditionally written, as dactylic hexameter in Greek or Latin, the alexandrine in French, and iambic pentameter in English
- poetry composed in such a form
One of several verse forms traditionally used in epic and dramatic poetry, especially:
a. The dactylic hexameter in Greek and Latin.
b. The iambic pentameter in English.
c. The alexandrine in French. In all senses also called heroic meter.