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  2. Definition of ode. (Entry 1 of 2) 1: a lyric poem usually marked by exaltation of feeling and style, varying length of line, and complexity of stanza forms Keats's ode "To a Nightingale". 2: something that shows respect for or celebrates the worth or influence of another: homage The museum would be an ode to visual storytelling, drawn from the director's collection of film ephemera and fine art.
  3. The word ode, from a Greek word meaning “song” or “chant,” is recorded in English in the s. The word ode is often found in the construction ode to X, with X being the object of the poem or other artistic work’s praise. The slang ode (or odee.
  4. Apr 30,  · In ancient Greece, odes were originally accompanied by music—in fact, the word “ode” comes from the Greek word aeidein, which means to sing or to chant. Odes are often ceremonial, and formal in tone. There are several different types of odes, .
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  6. ode. (ōd) n. 1. A lyric poem of some length, usually of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanzaic structure. 2. a. A choric song of classical Greece, often accompanied by a dance and performed at a public festival or as part of a drama. b.
  7. Ode, ceremonious poem on an occasion of public or private dignity in which personal emotion and general meditation are united. The Greek word ōdē, which has been accepted in most modern European languages, meant a choric song, usually accompanied by a dance. Alcman (7th century bc) originated the strophic arrangement of the ode, which is a rhythmic system composed of two or more lines repeated .
  8. The ode—originally accompanied by music and dance, and later reserved by the Romantic poets to convey their strongest sentiments—is a formal address to an event, a person, or a thing not present. The name comes from the Greek aeidein, meaning to sing or chant, and belongs to the long and varied tradition of lyric poetry.

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