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1. A lyric poem characterized by distichs formed by a long line followed by a shorter one.
2. The third division of the triad of a Pindaric ode, having a different or contrasting form from that of the strophe and antistrophe.
3. The part of a choral ode in classical Greek drama following the strophe and antistrophe and sung while the chorus is standing still.

[Latin epōdos, a type of lyric poem, from Greek epōidos, sung after, from epaeidein, epāidein, to sing after : epi-, epi- + aeidein, to sing; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Poetry) the part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe
2. (Poetry) a type of lyric poem composed of couplets in which a long line is followed by a shorter one, invented by Archilochus
[C16: via Latin from Greek epōidos a singing after, from epaidein to sing after, from aidein to sing]


(ˈɛp oʊd)

1. a classical lyric poem in which a long line is followed by a short one.
2. the part of an ode following the strophe and the antistrophe.
[1590–1600; < Latin epōdos < Greek epōidós; see ep-, ode]
References in classic literature ?
In each set of three the first stanza is called the strophe (turn), being intended, probably, for chanting as the chorus moved in one direction; the second stanza is called the antistrophe, chanted as the chorus executed a second, contrasting, movement; and the third stanza the epode, chanted as the chorus stood still.
So far she sounds like a replica of Canidia, who in Horace's Epode 17 boasts she can tear down the moon by her spells, or raise the dead (Epode 17.
If it had, he might not have so cavalierly dismissed the hilarious Epode 8 as "merely indecent" (p.
Let us remember, instead, that this poem is based on Horace, Epode II or Virgil, Eclogue IV; that among the high far names are Theocritus and Hesiod: the Golden Age in another sense.
This immediate past president of CREW, serves on the board of directors of Cushman and Wakefield, CREW, The Emelin Theatre and Epode, Inc.
Epode I For the novelties of his verse I'll look for tropes and turns, and, tit for tat, reply, though he uses French, while I revert to Latin and work in that.
20) As has been amply pointed out by many commentators, Smollett makes important use of the myth of rural retirement, the beatus ille tradition rooted in Horace's second epode, in Humphry Clinker.
In response to the appallingly challenging Epode 8, for example, there are two notes.
Sisson's witty version of Horace's Epode II: in both cases the reader loses some excellent lines, and, more importantly, is deprived of a sense of the whole poem.
the chorus sang the strophe while dancing to the right, the antistrophe while dancing to the left, and the epode while standing still" (8).
queens, they offered the snapping of fingers in that dangerous, final style as gestures in the Euripidean text, snapping in zig-zag patterns that replicated the strophe, antistrophe, and epode of the original choruses' dance.
Greek odes were separated into stanzas marked as the strophe, the antistrophe, and the epode, indicating different movements of emotions.