Strophe meaning

strōfē
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The first division of the triad constituting a section of a Pindaric ode.
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In the ancient Greek theater,
  • The movement of the chorus in turning from right to left of the stage.
  • The part of the choric song performed during this.
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In a Pindaric ode, the stanza which is answered by the antistrophe, in the same metrical pattern.
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A stanza; esp., any of the irregular divisions of a poem.
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(prosody) A turn in verse, as from one metrical foot to another, or from one side of a chorus to the other.
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(prosody) The section of an ode that the chorus chants as it moves from right to left across the stage.
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(prosody) A pair of stanzas of alternating form on which the structure of a given poem is based.
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Origin of strophe

  • Greek strophē a turning, stanza from strephein to turn streb(h)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek στροφή (strophÄ“, “a turn, bend, twist").

    From Wiktionary