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1A lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject, written in varied or irregular metre.
poem, piece of poetry, lyric, sonnet, ode, limerick, rhyme, composition, metrical composition, piece of doggerelView synonyms
- ‘Like many of her songs, it's an ode to life's simple pleasures.’
- ‘In his writing, he can sing an ode to BBQ and Spaghetti Carbonara the way that some folks can write about Michelin Stars.’
- ‘Every song on this record is an ode to some long-distance lost love.’
- ‘This moving ode is due to be sung tonight at the Frog Hall's final weekend blow out - it's a wake, they insist, not a funeral.’
- ‘All these odes to forgotten love, booze and death are sung in the key of extreme melancholy and ring with a heaping amount of honesty.’
- ‘Nowhere in the play do readership issues come to the fore more strikingly than in the five choral odes.’
- ‘As true sycophants, we sing odes eulogizing rulers, while creative literary minds, great artists are simply ignored.’
- ‘Now it's Jack Robertson's turn, a beautifully written ode to being Green.’
- ‘Then take turns reciting your odes to love.’
- ‘If I could write good poetry I would write an ode to you all.’
- ‘And much the same could be said of the conclusion to the second choral ode.’
- ‘Yet even to this day well-heeled members of the arts establishment recite odes to the old rogue.’
- ‘Kipling penned this ode to imperialism as a tribute to the US annexation of the Philippines.’
- ‘Dave, bless his warped soul, writes an ode to Neil Diamond that must be read to be believed.’
- ‘Catherine hummed and sang a hymn that faded quickly from a cheery ode to a mournful dirge.’
- ‘Gone are the lamentable characters of Marcus' tales, replaced by a straightforward ode to maternal love.’
- ‘Born in Watford, Herts, Fletcher started writing odes as a pupil at Friern Barnet Grammar, where he produced concerts.’
- ‘Here are the original words of the song, which is an ode to drinking.’
- ‘Secondly, Tarn is a master of the experimental romantic ode.’
- 1.1 A classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung.
- ‘Sports books are hardly a new phenomenon - the poet Pindar was writing odes to naked Greek athletes 25 centuries ago.’
- ‘Another Milton scholar present announced that while rhyme was no ornament to verse, the return of odes and sonnets was inevitable.’
- ‘In Greek drama and in the works of Pindar, odes were sung by a chorus and performed with dance.’
Late 16th century: from French, from late Latin oda, from Greek ōidē, Attic form of aoidē song, from aeidein sing.
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