1. the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem
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How To Use antistrophe In A Sentence

  • The strophe and the antistrophe had the same number of lines, and the meter was also the same; the epode had a different number of lines and a different meter.
  • Safe from the toils of war her homeward-marching train. antistrophe 1 The Persians
  • And lay their rampired towers in ruins on the ground. antistrophe 2 The Persians
  • The dance consisted of three sections: strophe, antistrophe and epode.
  • The cause of all our wo, is red with Persian gore. antistrophe 2 The Persians
  • In each set of three the first stanza is called the strophe (turn), being intended, probably, for chanting as the chorus moved in one direction; the second stanza is called the antistrophe, chanted as the chorus executed a second, contrasting, movement; and the third stanza the epode, chanted as the chorus stood still. A History of English Literature
  • ANTISTROPHE, the counter-turn, or stanza answering to the first, of a The Principles of English Versification
  • Even 'the college prizeman, and the college tutor cannot read a chorus in the Trilogy but what his mind instinctively wanders on optatives, choriambi, and that happy conjecture of Smelfungus in the antistrophe.' [ The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886
  • /The metrical scheme of this sonnet is an example of 'antistrophic inversion': that is, two strophes followed by their antistrophes, but the antistrophe to the second strophe precedes the antistrophe to the first. Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature
  • The signs denoting the end of a strophe or antistrophe (_paragraphus_), of an epode (_coronis_), or of an ode (_asterisk_), are often omitted by the scribe, and, when employed, are sometimes placed incorrectly, or employed in an irregular manner. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"
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