heroic stanza


: a rhymed quatrain in heroic verse with a rhyme scheme of abab

called also heroic quatrain

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heroic stanza was circa 1922

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“Heroic stanza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heroic%20stanza. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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