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ec·logue

 (ĕk′lôg′, -lŏg′)
n.
A pastoral poem, usually in the form of a dialogue between shepherds.

[Middle English eclog, from Latin ecloga, from Greek eklogē, selection, from eklegein, to select; see eclectic.]
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eclogue

(ˈɛklɒɡ)
n
(Poetry) a pastoral or idyllic poem, usually in the form of a conversation or soliloquy
[C15: from Latin ecloga short poem, collection of extracts, from Greek eklogē selection, from eklegein to select; see eclectic]
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ec•logue

(ˈɛk lɔg, -lɒg)

n.
a pastoral poem, often in dialogue form.
[1400–50; late Middle English eclog < Latin ecloga < Greek eklogḗ selection, derivative of eklégein to single out; see eclectic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eclogue - a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
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Translations

eclogue

[ˈeklɒg] Négloga f
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He, indeed, appeared at the annual exhibition, to the prodigious exultation of all his relatives, a farmer’s family in the vicinity, and repeated the whole of the first eclogue from memory, observing the intonations of the dialogue with much judgment and effect.
"Then to the yard with the whole of them," said the curate; "for to have the burning of Queen Pintiquiniestra, and the shepherd Darinel and his eclogues, and the bedevilled and involved discourses of his author, I would burn with them the father who begot me if he were going about in the guise of a knight-errant."
"The author of that book, too," said the curate, "is a great friend of mine, and his verses from his own mouth are the admiration of all who hear them, for such is the sweetness of his voice that he enchants when he chants them: it gives rather too much of its eclogues, but what is good was never yet plentiful: let it be kept with those that have been set apart.
Spenser, however, soon outgrew this folly and in 1579 published the collection of poems which, as we have already said, is commonly taken as marking the beginning of the great Elizabethan literary period, namely 'The Shepherd's Calendar.' This is a series of pastoral pieces (eclogues, Spenser calls them, by the classical name) twelve in number, artificially assigned one to each month in the year.
Gilbert published his poem The Hurricane: a Theosophical and Western Eclogue in Bristol in 1796, the very dawn of the English Romantic poetry, says Cheshire, and soon such luminaries as Coleridge, Southey, and Wordsworth were praising it and borrowing from it.
The avenging genius of Africa is a staple of early abolitionist poems: he/she appears in the anonymously written Jamaica; A Poem (1777), "clank[ing] his chains, / And damn[ing] the race that robs his native plains"; in the 1788 version of "The Lovers: An African Eclogue," by Rushton's friend Hugh Mulligan: "Afric's Genius mourn'd an injur'd land, / And wrapt in clouds, her foe's destruction plann'd," and further "sees the wild, the dread tornado driven / By all th'avenging ministers of Heav'n." (11) When they do not invoke the embodied spirit of their land, the enslaved of abolitionist poetry call to pagan gods or the Almighty Christian one for the accomplishment of their revenge.
She connects these to Garcilaso's third eclogue, which comprises a lyric version of a figurative tapestry, in which nymphs weave a tapestry while the poet weaves his verse.
But Puttenham believes in the eclogue's status as 'artificial poesy'.
Vergil's third Eclogue is a bucolic (pastoral) and agonistic (competitive) poem that was inspired by Theocritus's fourth Idyll.
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Violinist Benjamin Baker delivered a moving, note perfect Lark Ascending and his virtuosity was matched in the less familiar Eclogue for Strings (Gerald Finzi) by pianist Walter Delahunt.