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Poetry question...?

What does lyrical poem mean?

Also could you tell me what exactly an ode is and writing tips for that kind of poetry...


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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that does not attempt to tell a story, as do epic poetry and dramatic poetry, but is of a more personal nature instead. Rather than portraying characters and actions, the lyric poet addresses the reader directly, portraying his or her own feelings, states of mind, and perceptions. Most lyric poetry is made in a singable and rhymable way, although some lyric poems can be excepted. Lyrical poetry is often used in songs"


    "An ode is simply a poem of celebration. Odes are usually longish (a few pages), serious, and dignified.

    They come in two flavors. The Horatian ode (named for the classical Roman poet Horace) is regular — each stanza has the same form. The Pindaric ode (named for the Greek poet Pindar) is irregular — an inconsistent number of feet in each verse, for instance, or variation from stanza to stanza. (The terms don't accurately describe the odes of Horace and Pindar themselves, but that's the way they're usually used in English. Sometimes the Pindaric ode is called Cowleyan, after the English poet Abraham Cowley, who famously used the form in the late seventeenth century.)

    Among the most famous English odes: Dryden's "Alexander's Feast," Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode to a Nightingale," and "Ode to Autumn," Wordsworth's "Intimations of Immortality," and Allen Tate's "Ode to the Confederate Dead." Coleridge's "Dejection: An Ode" is a half-ironic use of the term.

    In popular culture it's common to call any sort of poem an ode. Don't"


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  • 1 decade ago

    1.lyric poem

    - a short poem of songlike quality

    To the Moon

    Art thou pale for weariness

    Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth,

    Wandering companionless

    Among the stars that have a different birth,—

    And ever-changing, like a joyless eye

    That finds no object worth its constancy?

    -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

    2. ode

    - a lyric poem with complex stanza forms

    Ode To happiness

    an ode to happiness

    happiness is one of the many emotions

    maybe the greatest off all

    it can make you feel all jumpy inside

    a first kiss, first love

    its all to do with happiness.

    but yet happiness never gets thanked

    for every thing it has done for us

    so im saying thank you for bringing me steven, amy, fayeness, india and everyone else

    that means something to me

    thank you happiness

    -Naomi Burdett

    How to Write an Ode


    1Step OneConsider the subject matter that you wish to write about, and remember that beauty can be found in the least expected places. Was watching "American Beauty" the first time you thought a plastic bag caught in the wind was beautiful?

    2Step TwoWrite a 10-line stanza of iambic verse using an ababcdecde rhyme scheme.

    3Step ThreeProceed to write as many 10-line stanzas as desired. Use the same rhyme scheme pattern in the following stanzas, but with different rhymes. If you do this correctly, the "a" of a stanza will rhyme only with the "a" of that same stanza.

    4Step FourRevise as needed.

    Tips & Warnings

    To write a Pindaric ode (often referred to as the "regular" form of the ode), write three 10-line stanzas. The three parts of the Pindaric ode consist of the strophe and the antistrophe ("the turn" and "the counterturn"), which are identical in form, followed by the epode ("the stand"), which is different.

    The Horatian ode does not have a true pattern but tends to be more meditative in nature.

    Don't let peers who claim to be poets discourage you from using poetic forms. When you hear a poet say how much he or she dislikes writing in form, remember that a great artist sees the opportunities in every canvas, regardless of shape or size. A poor artist sees only the limitations.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    a poem that can also be used as a song.... with a melody

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