the part of an ancient Greek choral ode answering a previous strophe, sung by the chorus when returning from left to right.
the movement performed by the chorus while singing an antistrophe.
Prosody. the second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem.
Compare (def 3).
A deliberate contrast seems to be made in each Chorus between the strophe and the antistrophe.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray
Metrical scheme: a brief strophe and antistrophe and conclusion.
Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature Various
Big gun and rifle fire mingled like strophe and antistrophe of an anthem of death.
How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
(antistrophe) Hee-haw, Remus can saw, Romulus tries to make plaster.
Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
His mind see-sawed in strophe and antistrophe: “You can’t move!”
Five Tales John Galsworthy
This subject, with a recitative in the minor, forms the antistrophe.
Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski
The author is not quite sure what strophe and antistrophe mean, but they appear to come in tragically here.
Boycotted Talbot Baines Reed
It alternates with a Recitative, which assumes a minor key, and which seems to be its antistrophe.
Life of Chopin Franz Liszt
The conversation was a prolonged paean to the host, with choral strophe and antistrophe.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877. Various
This ode consists of strophe, epode, antistrophe, and second epode.
English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
(in ancient Greek drama)
the second of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode
the second part of a choral ode sung during this movement
(in classical prosody) the second of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem
c.1600, from Latin, from Greek antistrophe “a turning about, a turning back,” from antistrephein, from anti- “against” (see anti-) + strephein “to turn” (see strophe).
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