Pindaric ode

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pindaric ode an ode form used by Pindar; has triple groups of triple units
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Usage

In literature:

He abused Pindar to me, and then shewed me an Ode of his own, with an absurd couplet, making a linnet soar on an eagle's wing.
"Life of Johnson" by James Boswell
The Odes of Pindar were the acknowledged models of lyric poetry.
"Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay" by George Otto Trevelyan
Et l'on voit s'envoler le calcul de Newton Monte sur l'ode de Pindare.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
In the Preface we are told that the Ode is the most spirited kind of poetry, and that the Pindaric is the most spirited kind of Ode.
"Lives of the Poets: Gay, Thomson, Young, and Others" by Samuel Johnson
Two other well-known poems of this second period are the Pindaric odes, "The Progress of Poesy" and "The Bard.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
The Pindaric odes exhibit a treatment that is Romantic, and the Norse and Welsh adaptations are on subjects that are Romantic.
"The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature" by Conrad Hjalmar Nordby
I could not sleep so I read a poor translation of the odes of Pindar.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
He is an excellent Poet, as appears from his elegant Pindaric odes.
"The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius" by Jean Lévesque de Burigny
Pindarique Odes, written in imitation of the stile and manner of Pindar.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
The characteristics ascribed by Horace to Pindar in his ode, 'Pindarum quisquis,' &c. are not found in his extant writings.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
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