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v. lyr·i·cized, lyr·i·ciz·ing, lyr·i·ciz·es
1. Music To write or sing lyrics.
2. To write lyrically or in a lyric style.
To treat (something) lyrically; put into lyric style.


(ˈlɪrɪˌsaɪz) or


vb (intr)
to write or sing lyrics
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1) Swinburne's balladry in these years, I argue, sets itself against the lyricizing and balladizing practices of both editors and popular poets in the ballad revival of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, insisting instead on returning poetry to the harsh landscapes of feeling and forceful rhythms he found in the old songs of England's North.
4) Ashbery's subjection to canonizing and lyricizing impulses has been much noted by commentators.
It is a lingering heuristic lyricizing query (anything but a straightforward question) posed at the beginning of the third paragraph--"What sort of a man was Wakefield?
For Benjamin, Baudelaire is the exemplary poet of modernity because he reinvents poetry from within this condition of historical standstill, lyricizing the erosion of lyric particularity.
He would mess with my mind: an illegitimate child, a fake child singing the praise of prisons and reformatories, lyricizing the forbidden pleasures born in captivity.
He reveled in bringing mime to the masses--he was mime's greatest popularizer But in lyricizing mime and mimo-drama as theatre genres of the imagination that have no boundaries, the maestro seemed to have had difficulties divorcing his personal memories and artistic achievements from offering a more objective or more scientific view of his subject.
The lesser poet (or one without Atkinson's discipline) might give into the temptation to romanticize catastrophe by lyricizing the "tenebrous dark.
Impressionist languor is evoked through the lyricizing of Millhauser's precise descriptions, which also has the effect of slowing the reading.
The late work is frictionless, in a classicist key at once architectonic and pastoral, lyricizing a potential or parallel world - like no one else so much as Piet Mondrian.
It is often argued that social history gets repressed in Wordsworth's "extravagant lyricizing of the recovered self" and in his "`sense sublime'" (Klancher 80).
Byzantine epic poet, historian, and cleric whose classically structured verse lyricizing the military, philosophical, and religious themes of his day was acclaimed as a model for medieval Greek poetry but whose imitativeness and pretentious imagery was later decried.
Hemans also developed a series of lyricizing women who, like most English Sapphos, lament their losses in love and life.