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Of or in the manner of the poems of Anacreon, especially being convivial or amatory in subject.
A poem written in the style of Anacreon.
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1. in the manner of the Greek lyric poet Anacreon (?572–?488 bc), noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
2. (Poetry) (of verse) in praise of love or wine; amatory or convivial
(Poetry) an Anacreontic poem
Aˌnacreˈontically adv
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(əˌnæk riˈɒn tɪk)

1. (sometimes l.c.) of or in the manner of Anacreon.
2. (sometimes l.c.) convivial and amatory.
3. (l.c.) an Anacreontic poem.
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Fourthly, as a song of Anacreontic content (the "eight-syllable Anacreontic line" is related by sound to the trochaic tetrameter) and, more broadly, of any thematics related to antiquity.
Thus Ramsay combines with the strongly Scottish lexis ('fash', 'sare', 'gar') and invented Scottish detail (elders in kirk) echoes of such memorable poems as Dryden's version of Horace's Ode 3.29, in which Maecenas is urged to 'Give thy Soul a loose' (21; compare Ramsay's line 12), and Cowley's version of the Anacreontic poem 'The Epicure', which proposes 'Let's banish business, banish sorrow' (11; compare Ramsay's line 13).
Marjorie Stone published an important, ambitious essay on a poem almost entirely overlooked in recent years, "Wine of Cyprus." "Lyric Tipplers: Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Wine of Cyprus,' Emily Dickinson's 'I taste a liquor,' and the Transatlantic Anacreontic Tradition," VP 54, no.
As Michael Scott on NBC's sitcom The Office might have described it, the volume is a "win-win-win." Born out of Clague's desire to produce a usable recording of The Star-Spangled Banner and its melodic source (a British tune called The Anacreontic Song) for the undergraduate classroom, the songbook project expanded significantly as he was lured by the manifold historical transformations of the tune as well as of Francis Scott Key's famous text.
London appears to be an increasingly important location for the study of the string quartet's dissemination into the public realm, and Simon McVeigh's chapter explores the roles of Prince (eventually King) George, Felice Giardini, and Ignaz Pleyel in that effort, including the symbiotic relationship between concert programming and music publishing as well as the Prince's unabashed cultivation of European art music (in rebellion against his father and aided by the Concert of Antient Music and the Anacreontic Society) via performing, promoting, and collecting a personal library of publications.
17 The Anacreontic Song, sung by a club of London musicians in the 18th century, lent its melody to which far more famous song?
Discussing the so-called Anacreontic vases, Frontisi-Ducroux and Lissarrague (1990, 220-8) convincingly argue that the female pipers represented in komastic scenes serve only an unerotic instrumental function: they are symbolic of music.
"The Star Spangled Banner," "The Anacreontic Song," "The New Bibo," Jack Oakum in the Suds, "The Star Spangled Banner with Brilliant Variations," "For the Commemoration of the Glorious Fourteenth of July," "To Genet in New York," "Hail, Columbia," "Song for George Washington's Birthday, ""Adams and Liberty,"" ""The" Battle of Manassas," "The Social Club," When the Warrior Returns, "For the Fourth of July," "When Death's Gloomy Angel Was Bending His Bow," "The Battle of Baltimore," "Ode for the Fourth of July," "Harrison and Liberty," "Oh!
Representing the long-standing Anacreontic tradition, Thomas Moore celebrates the act of drinking for pleasure.