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 (pĭn′dər) 522?-443? bc.
Greek lyric poet remembered especially for his odes celebrating victorious athletes.

Pin·dar′ic (-dăr′ĭk) adj.


1. (Poetry) of, relating to, or resembling the style of Pindar
2. (Poetry) prosody having a complex metrical structure, either regular or irregular
(Poetry) See Pindaric ode


(pɪnˈdær ɪk)

1. of or in the style of Pindar.
2. of elaborate form and metrical structure, as an ode or verse.
[1630–40; < Latin Pindaricus < Greek Pindarikós. See Pindar, -ic]
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Noun1.Pindaric - an ode form used by Pindar; has triple groups of triple units
ode - a lyric poem with complex stanza forms


[pɪnˈdærɪk] ADJpindárico
References in classic literature ?
It is precisely these rare and Pindaric mixtures which prove the poet's enthusiasm.
Abrams famously denoted the Greater Romantic Lyric, Jarvis provocatively jump cuts from Abraham Cowley's "The Resurrection" (1656) to Keston Sutherland's Hot White Andy (2007), tying the form to the larger historical development and fate of the Pindaric ode.
Southey's poems such as "The Pig," "Sonnet--To a Goose," and "Gooseberry Pie--A Pindaric Ode" establish a pessimism of the swinish reading multitudes, which Cross reads as Southey's capitulation to what sells.
There is, for instance, a huge difference in attitude and approach between "To Penshurst" and the "Belvoir" pindaric ode, but the latter nonetheless conceptualizes itself against the former, taking on Jonson's binary opposition of "use" and "show" and transforming the relationship between its terms.
He finds that he cannot reconcile what he remembers being and what he has become, performing what Paul Odney identifies in the Pindaric poems as competing "versions of the past" (248).
This argument is reinforced by Athanassaki's comparative analysis of two of Horace's Pindaric Odes (1.
According to William Fitzgerald in his Agonistic Poetry: the Pindaric Mode in Pindar, Horace, Holderlin, and the English Ode, William Jackson Bate commented on Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" writing that "the theme of much of the greater poetry to come--certainly of the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' and the 'Ode to a Nightingale'--may be described as the drama of the human spirits 'greeting' of objects in order 'to make them wholly exist'" (Bate qtd.
of Victorian poetry, are twofold: to have tangled at some point in one's poetic career with irregular Pindaric verse, and not to have the surname Tennyson or Browning.
In the Pindaric fragment just cited, the beloved's active eye is focalized throughout from the lover's perspective: rays from the beloved's eyes make the lover swell with desire (2-3), but to do this they must catch the lover's own eye.
Aristotelian syllogism, yet lilting as a Pindaric ode.
They contain Pindaric Odes with commentaries and rhythmic indications for their recitation (or singing), written in the 15th and 16th centuries, respectively "as a tool for teaching the Ancient Greek poetic metres", according to Touliatos (p.
11) Thomas Gray, 'The Progress of Poesy: A Pindaric Ode', in Gray and Collins: Poetical Works, ed.