noun. the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama; the second of two metrically corresponding sections in a poem.
1. Noun, singular or mass The word itself means "to turn back," which makes sense given that the chorus moves in the opposite direction of the strophe; for the antistrophe, the movement is left to right. 2. Noun, plural Strophe and antistrophe are two major elements of the ode, a type of lyric poetry.