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1. A lyric poem characterized by distichs formed by a long line followed by a shorter one.
2. The third division of the triad of a Pindaric ode, having a different or contrasting form from that of the strophe and antistrophe.
3. The part of a choral ode in classical Greek drama following the strophe and antistrophe and sung while the chorus is standing still.

[Latin epōdos, a type of lyric poem, from Greek epōidos, sung after, from epaeidein, epāidein, to sing after : epi-, epi- + aeidein, to sing; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Poetry) the part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe
2. (Poetry) a type of lyric poem composed of couplets in which a long line is followed by a shorter one, invented by Archilochus
[C16: via Latin from Greek epōidos a singing after, from epaidein to sing after, from aidein to sing]


(ˈɛp oʊd)

1. a classical lyric poem in which a long line is followed by a short one.
2. the part of an ode following the strophe and the antistrophe.
[1590–1600; < Latin epōdos < Greek epōidós; see ep-, ode]
References in classic literature ?
In each set of three the first stanza is called the strophe (turn), being intended, probably, for chanting as the chorus moved in one direction; the second stanza is called the antistrophe, chanted as the chorus executed a second, contrasting, movement; and the third stanza the epode, chanted as the chorus stood still.
Streaming" also makes use of refrains, which, when thinking of the collection as an epic, have the feel of strophe and antistrophe, especially when at the end of the poem they are combined into an epode.
Inspiration can be drawn from the success and subsequent scaling-up of the North Karelia Project on CVD reduction and the more recent European EPODE project to change environments and behaviour to reduce childhood obesity.
The first instance of such use is found in Epode 6.
Implementing a New Model to Prevent Childhood Obesity While the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center researchers focused on reducing the burden of adult obesity, a paper by the EPODE (Ensemble Prevenons l'Obesite Des Enfants) European Network Coordinating Team quantifies the impact of the EPODE methodology, which utilizes a multi-stakeholder approach at the community level, in reducing obesity among children ages 0 to 12 years in France and Belgium and reducing the socioeconomic gap in obesity prevalence in France.
To reduce the double burden of aACAyDiabesity', Dr Jean-Michel Borys from the Epode International Network, a body that implements sustainable strategies on Community Based Programmes (CBPs) to reduce childhood obesity, said, we need to prevent childhood obesity.
1) This is a quote from Horace, Epode VI: "Why pester harmless passers-by, you cringing cur?
implied) illegitimate son who is mentioned at Epode 17.
66-70), Bruhn mentions how Messiaen structures the movement like the triad of a Pindaric ode consisting of a strophe, antistrophe, and epode, but does not acknowledge what others--Harry Halbreich, Camille Crunelle Hill, and I myself--have written on the subject.
This explains the fact that other poems are only very loosely out of the named Ode or Epode.
The visiting French group is Epode, which teaches families to adopt healthier lifestyles.
102) Compare Elizabeth Belfiore, "Elenchus, Epode, and Magic: Socrates as Silenus," Phoenix 34 (1980): 128-37, especially 134, 136-7.