How could a poet have bewailed his loves or losses in the stately structure of the Pindaric ode?
An appropriate instrument was at hand in the Pindaric ode, the miscreation of a true poet, Cowley.
The peculiar variation in length of line found in the Pindaric ode belongs almost entirely to lyric poetry.
In the Pindaric ode, on the contrary, where the foot is more regular, there are great variations in the length of line.
A mythical narrative, connected in some way with the victor or his city, usually occupies the central part of the Pindaric ode.