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a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing

(ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)

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By extension, the entire, evolving art-historical canon might be seen as one long dithyramb in its honour.
In the Dionysiac dithyramb man is stimulated to the highest intensification of his symbolic powers; something that he has never felt before urgently demands to be expressed: the destruction of the veil of maya, one-ness as the genius of humankind, indeed of nature itself.
1998) Epinician Odes and Dithyrambs of Bacchylides, Philadelphia.
Isn't Anglo-American culture, with its free-form romantic odes, Whitmanian dithyrambs, jazz solos, and drunken bouts of action painting, at heart something else, something, in fact, closer to the Chinese calligraphic tradition that Zao was so desperate to evade?
A drum-tympanum (a sonnet uttered by the Flying Head) --Paint a BABE naked BLUE with lips the day looks BA BU in dithyraMBs BU taBOO put your teeth in BUBABU poetry grows from hunchback work a battle with money in the hump and BUBABU will BE reBELLion from the alphaBETs your head is weak the BArd explodes in your lips what the world hisses with the theater screams you'll play a poem that makes it worth it you'll end up in Paradise (or Paris) BU to death immortal BU and BU and BA and BUBABU
In making the argument that Anna takes on the choral role, I am therefore implying that she invokes the Dionysian element, since the chorus, with its musical dithyrambs rooted in the mysterious origins of Greek tragedy as religious expression, represents what Nietzsche saw as the Dionysian spirit of intoxication.
The laureate part doesn't sound very democratic either, conjuring images of Roman court flatterers, bewigged monarchs who commission dithyrambs for royal hymens.
When the Court declared flag-burning a form of free speech, the public shrieked, and the halls of Congress rang with indignant dithyrambs of praise for the stars and stripes.
The first day was consecrated to choruses called dithyrambs (dithurambos, probably the double thriambos, which gave the latin name triumphus), eulogies in honour of the gods: fifty men danced and sang around Dionysus' altar (altar called thymele) to the sound of flutes and tambourines, on the Agora not far from the altar of the twelve gods.
Three dithyrambs to a rose (Natasha and Lastochka), Ibrahim's entrance
Along with memoir-like prose containing casual recollections or dithyrambs, the reader will find more formal articles in the vein of music theory (Edward Pearsall, essay no.
Measuring the World, translated by Carol Brown Janeway, has a cheeky insouciance more like Grass unbuttoned than the vehement dithyrambs of Peter Handke and Thomas Bernhard.
Dionysian song was represented by dithyrambs, a large-scale song type performed by about fifty men and boys and accompanied by an aulos.
The text is not explicit on this point, but the clear impression is given that when Neil and Brenda sing "hesitant, clever, nervous, gentle dithyrambs about how we were beginning to feel towards one another" (19), this is a first love for both of them.