Heroic-verse meaning

One of several verse forms traditionally used in epic and dramatic poetry, especially:
  • The dactylic hexameter in Greek and Latin.
  • The iambic pentameter in English.
  • The alexandrine in French.
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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.
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Poetry composed in such a form.
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Any of several forms of verse used in epic or dramatic poetry.
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