Strophe



noun
1.
the part of an ancient Greek choral ode sung by the chorus when moving from right to left.
2.
the movement performed by the chorus during the singing of this part.
3.
the first of the three series of lines forming the divisions of each section of a Pindaric ode.
4.
(in modern poetry) any separate section or extended movement in a poem, distinguished from a stanza in that it does not follow a regularly repeated pattern.
noun (prosody)
1.
(in ancient Greek drama)

the first of two movements made by a chorus during the performance of a choral ode
the first part of a choral ode sung during this movement

2.
(in classical verse) the first division of the threefold structure of a Pindaric ode
3.
the first of two metrical systems used alternately within a poem

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