The second stanza, and those like it, in a poem consisting of alternating stanzas in contrasting metrical form.
The second division of the triad of a Pindaric ode, having the same stanza form as the strophe.
In the ancient Greek theater,
- The return movement, from left to right of the stage, made by the chorus in answering the previous strophe.
- The part of the choric song performed during this.
In a Pindaric ode, the stanza, usually in the same or similar form, which follows the strophe.
In poems with contrasting or parallel stanza systems, a stanza of the second system.
(rhetoric) The repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses.
Origin of antistrophe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀντιστροφή (antistrophe, “turning about”).