Pindaric ode


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an ode form used by Pindar

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Using the ancient Greek form of the Pindaric ode, Gray bases his definition of a British national poet in the established authority of classical literature.
As such, it is the product of an inspired poet who articulates a rhapsody in terms that eighteenth-century critics such as Thomson's acquaintance John Dennis used to define the Pindaric ode.
The Pindaric Ode was increasingly regarded as the most poetic of poetic forms in that its metrical structure obeyed the emotional logic of the speaker, not the demands of a fixed form.
In creating an elegy on the death of Anne Killegrew, the daughter of a friend, Dryden used the form of the Pindaric ode as it had been introduced into English by Abraham Cowley.
1) The Pindaric ode was first composed in ancient Greece by Pindar and other poets for choral recitation, written in units of three stanzas each, called respectively the strophe, antistrophe, and epode.
What the irregular English Ode lost by not observing the triadic stanzaic structure of the Pindaric ode is made up for by the force of each transition which enhances the scope of the argument by incorporating all previous reverberations of the poem into the next section.
In Chapter 6 she reveals how Pindaric ode and voice deeply inform 'Lycidas', including Milton's use of such devices as dramatic speech, digression, and abrupt interruptions.
Franklin draws attention to the curious insistence of critics (including, most recently, McGann) to describe these original Hymns, loosely based on the eighteenth century's understanding of the Pindaric Ode, as 'celebrated translations from the Sanskrit'.
The 11-stanza poem is written in the style of the irregular Pindaric ode.
With the publication of Pierre de Ronsard's four books of French Odes (1550), the Pindaric ode began to be adapted to the vernacular languages.
The term strophe is often used interchangeably with stanza, although strophe is sometimes used specifically to refer to a unit of a poem that does not have a regular meter and rhyme pattern or to a unit of a Pindaric ode.
The term is sometimes used as a synonym for stanza, usually in reference to a Pindaric ode or to a poem that does not have a regular meter and rhyme pattern, such as free verse.
The standard reading of Gray's canon typically disassociates his Pindaric odes from his other meditative poems, including "Eton College.