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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

By the late eighteenth century the English ode had become both the vehicle of bombastic effusions and, alternatively, a fertile

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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375 words

(from Greek ōdē, a poem to be sung, and thus a generic term for the lyric).

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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60 words

Lyric poem of unspecific form but typically of heightened emotion or public address. The first great writer of odes was

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John H. Lowden

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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244 words

certain songs or prayers in song form (i.e., Odes/Canticles), principally from the Old Testament, were central in the liturgy and offices. They are gathered together at the end of ...

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Jane Bellingham

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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1 In ancient Greece, a lyric poem accompanied by music. In Greek drama and in the works of Pindar, odes were sung by a chorus and performed with dance. Several of the Latin ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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62 words

In literature, a lyrical poem. In Ancient Greece an ode was recited to music acc. In its music sense, the term often means a ceremonial work, e.g. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject, written in varied or irregular metre; a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung....

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