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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.]


(ˈpælɪˌnəʊd) or


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]


(ˈpæl əˌnoʊd)

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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A formal statement of disavowal:
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:--
In contrast, the reasoning part in each of the tripartite accounts of the soul in Republic 4 and Socrates' palinode in the Phaedrus, respectively, seems to be devoted either to practical rationality alone or to both practical rationality and knowledge of forms.
Corbett also follows Ascoli's call to read the Commedia 'beyond the palinode,' lending to an innovative re-reading of the region of Ante-Purgatory as a reworking of the dualistic theoretical concerns presented in the Convivio.
There are three chapters dedicated to the famous Palinode, as one would expect, but perhaps the most radical results emerge from Werner's readings of the myths of Boreas, the cicadas, and Theuth, which receive a chapter each.
It was almost the last wish expressed to me by my late wife, whose judgment I never found at fault, that I should revive my Review, if only for a single year, and prove to the world that my faith has never wavered; that I am still an humble but devoted son of the Church, and that I am, as I always professed to be, an uncompromising Catholic and a thorough-going Papist I have no palinode to sing; I enter on no explanations of the causes of the opposition I encountered from some of my own brethren.
John McConnell, trainer of Jpevie and Palinode "Jpevie is coming off the back of two wins, although the ground is slightly different.
Storey has rightly recognized the basic structure of the final section as that of the palinode ("Classical Allusion" 14-15), a persistent tradition in both classical and medieval literature, of which Chaucer's Retraction is likely the most famous example.
What we learn in the palinode is that the process of coming to a better, if never final, understanding of who we are begins in erotic engagement.
I have always thought that Giudici's Vita in versi must be read in light of his most recent, ultra-religious verse--as a sort of Itinerarium mentis in nihil, a modern, petit-bourgeois palinode evoking the popular itinerary of our beloved saint, Bonaventure of Bagnorea.
Ascoli concludes first by deconstructing the palinode, Dante's quintessential act of revision, by which he generates an impression of auctoritas that seems impervious to change, and then by analyzing authorship and authority in the Commedia.
Filelfo's project, fanciful as it may seem, was nothing less than a provocation to his patrons--and eventually even to Cosimo himself when Filelfo composed a satiric palinode to him--to set aside their partisan pursuit of a politics of interest groups and private affiliations in favor of a concept of citizenship and political identity based on the Cynic notion of world citizenship and on Stoic theories of virtue.
In fact, a closer analysis of Lope's use of the term vulgo in his famous palinode uncovers an eminent rhetorical smartness, conspicuously transforming the pejorative term vulgo into the semantically and sociologically neutral publico, and eventually into the positive notion of the pueblo, simultaneously vindicating his own popular art yet capturing the benevolence of the classicist academics to whom he addresses his speech.