Pindaric ode


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an ode form used by Pindar

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Pindaric ode, down from their great heights--shifting them from a
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.
The major types of odes written in English are: the Pindaric ode (named for the Greek poet Pindar), the Horatian ode (after the poet Horace), and the irregular ode developed by the English poet Abraham Cowley.
He was interested in the odes of the Greek poet Pindar and introduced the Pindaric ode as he understood it: lofty in language, abrupt and irregular in form.
The interactive use of interjections as well as temporal adverbs such as "Now" at the beginning of new paragraphs or semantic units focus attention and serve as transitions, which in the context of the Pindaric ode were expected to be abrupt as they reflected sublime enthusiasm.
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'.
See alsoHoratian ode ; irregular ode; Pindaric ode; qasida.
The 11-stanza poem is written in the style of the irregular Pindaric ode.
Pindaric ode Ceremonious poem by or in the manner of Pindar, a Greek professional lyric poet of the 5th century BC.
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.