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Strophe Definition

The first stanza of a Pindaric ode. See ode.


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Other Strophe Definition

[n] one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama

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lyric, lyric poem, stanza

Misc. Definitions

\Stro"phe\, n.; pl. {Strophes}. [NL., from Gr. ?, fr. ? to twist, to turn; perh. akin to E. strap.] In Greek choruses and dances, the movement of the chorus while turning from the right to the left of the orchestra; hence, the strain, or part of the choral ode, sung during this movement. Also sometimes used of a stanza of modern verse. See the Note under {Antistrophe}.

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