Monostrophic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Monostrophic (Pros) Having one strophe only; not varied in measure; written in unvaried measure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monostrophic In prosody, consisting of a succession of systems or strophes all of which are of the same metrical form; of or pertaining to such a succession of systems. Monostrophic composition is a subdivision of antistrophic composition, and is opposed to composition by pericopes. Most English poems which are composed in strophes or stanzas are monostrophic (as, for instance, our ordinary ballads, short- and long-meter hymns, etc.) — composition by pericopes being limited to imitations of the Greek dramatists and lyric poets. See systematic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Monostrophic mon-ō-strof′ik having but one strophe: not varied in measure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. monostrofiko`s; mo`nos single + strofh` strophe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. monos, alone, strophē, a strophe.