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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:
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Compare the following stanzas, from a kind of palinode, "1870-1871," years of the Franco-German war and the Parisian Commune:--
And when, in Delie, it is not God who descends from Heaven towards his chosen creature in order to enrich her with gifts, to combine, for example, in her, as in Mary, "Chastete" with "Beaute" (D232), it is the poet, Prometheus redivivus, who from dizain to dizain -- one might even say from prayer to prayer -- painfully strives towards the great height what he says in D157 on the subject of Delie as a musician, a subject which he takes up again in D196 ("Tes doigtz tirantz non le doulx son des cordes, / Mais des haultz cieulx l'Angelique harmonie"), inspired perhaps by a recollection of the famous chant royal of Molinet, "Harpe rendant souveraine harmonie," which was in turn imitated by Nicolle Lescarre in his palinode, "Le lucz rendant souveraine harmonie" (fol.
Hence the narrative the critic abstracts from such lists refers only to the personal development of the love-sick Colin and not at all to the topical debates between Piers, Palinode, and the rest.
The palinode is seen to have associations also with curative powers and feminine doubleness, the latter the prime characteristic of Helen, subject of the original palinode.
O'Brien has a strong handle on the relevant form lines since Gemstone showed the benefit of her initial outing by beating Kevin Prendergast's representative Kissable at Limerick, form that was franked in its turn when Kissable went one better at the main expense of the Jim Bolgertrained Palinode at today's venue.
The Kevin Prendergast-trained filly put up no better than a workmanlike performance in beating Palinode by a neck under Declan McDonogh, but much better is expected.
Aracoeli is far from a nihilistic palinode, both because of its successali subversive nature and ambiguity (Fortuna and Gragnolati, 2009: 17) and because of its successful integration of the issues stemming from a troublesome relationship with the body in the mimetic, thematic and structural constraints imposed by the narrative discourse and the novelistic form.
In argumentatively productive digressions, Shell discusses the interesting classical associations of the names "Helena" and "Hermia," the idea of the relevance of the palinode to "the context of religious conversion and apostasy" (90), and the associations of fairy lore with Catholicism and of popery with popular superstition.
As soon as the next week following the event, Yeats had begun composition on what would eventually appear as a palinode to "September 1913.
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.
Among the topics are Anacreon's palinode, an Anacreonic reading of Menecrates' sepulchral epigram IKyzikos 18, 520, the poetics of ecphrasis in the Anacreontea, imitation and enactment in the Anacreontics, the shape and significance of neo-Latin Anacreonic poetry, and the curious literary phenomenon of Tschernikovsky's Songs of Anacreon.
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.