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Poetry Definition

Originally a twelve syllable meter in French prosody. However, the English equivalent is the iambic hexameter - see meter. An example of alexandrine verse is Testament of Beauty by Robert Bridges.


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Standard Definition

[n] a line of verse that has six iambic feet

Misc. Definitions

\Al`ex*an"drine\ (?; 277), a. Belonging to Alexandria; Alexandrian. --Bancroft.
\Al`ex*an"drine\, n. [F. alexandrin.] A kind of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables. The needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. --Pope.