Definition of Epode

1. n. The after song; the part of a lyric ode which follows the strophe and antistrophe, -- the ancient ode being divided into strophe, antistrophe, and epode.



Definition of Epode

1. Noun. (poetry) The after song; the part of a lyric ode which follows the strophe and antistrophe. ¹

2. Noun. (poetry) A kind of lyric poem, invented by (w Archilochus), in which a longer verse is followed by a shorter one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epode

1. a type of poem [n -S] - See also: poem

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epode

epizooty
epizudic
epkwele
eplerenone
eplivanserin
epluchage
epn
epoch
epoch-making
epocha
epochal
epochally
epochas
epoche
epochs
epode (current term)
epodes
epodic
epoetin
epoetin alfa
epoetins
epogen
epomania
eponychia
eponychium
eponym
eponymic
eponymically
eponymies
eponymist

Literary usage of Epode

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Poetry (1170-1892) by John Matthews Manley, Manly, John Matthews, 1865-1940 (1907)
"The epode, or Stand Go now, and tell our days summed up with fears, And make them years; Produce thy mass of miseries on the stage, To swell thine age; ..."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1914)
"epode '. [From The Foresl.] Not to know vice at all, and keep true state, Is virtue and not Fate ..."

3. The Verse of Greek Comedy by John Williams White (1912)
"trochaic tetrameter as epode. The rhythm of this intermediate period is ... the melody of the two hexameters that follow, and a tetrameter as epode. ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"156 epode NOT to know vice at all, and keep true state, Is virtue, and not fate: Next to that virtue is to know vice well, And her black spite expel, ..."

5. Translations Into English and Latin by Charles Stuart Calverley (1897)
"epode 2.] HORACE'S ODES. Oh, where is all thy loveliness ? soft hue And ... epode 2. " ~Y 1~APPY—who far from turmoil, like the men J-JL That lived in days ..."

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