Heroic Verse

That verse in which epic poetry is generally written. In Greek and Latin it is hexameter verse, in English it is ten-syllable iambic verse, either in rhymes or not; in Italian it is the ottava rima. So called because it is employed to celebrate heroic exploits.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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