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pal·i·node

 (păl′ə-nōd′)
n.
1. A poem in which the author retracts something said in a previous poem.
2. A formal statement of retraction.

[From Late Latin palinōdia, from Greek palinōidiā : palin, again; see kwel- in Indo-European roots + ōidē, song; see parody.]

palinode

(ˈpælɪˌnəʊd) or

palinody

n
1. (Poetry) a poem in which the poet recants something he has said in a former poem
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) rare a recantation
[C16: from Latin palinōdia repetition of a song, from Greek, from palin again + ōidē song, ode]

pal•i•node

(ˈpæl əˌnoʊd)

n.
1. a poem in which the poet retracts something said in an earlier poem.
2. a recantation.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin palinōdia < Greek palinōidía=pálin again, back + ōid(ḗ) ode]
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palinode

noun
A formal statement of disavowal:
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References in classic literature ?
Compare the following stanzas, from a kind of palinode, "1870-1871," years of the Franco-German war and the Parisian Commune:--
Just as the tradition of Helen is characterized by palinodes, Atwood revises her earlier representation of Helen as Zenia in "Helen of Troy Does Counter Dancing," included in her poetry collection, Morning in the Burned House.
Indeed, at rimes reading Stock on Augustine is like reading one of John Freccero's students on Dante, marking the various repetitions and palinodes as we move from one canticle (or book) to another.