Examples from the Web for epode
This ode consists of strophe, epode, antistrophe, and second epode.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
These poems evidently made a success, and Horace returned to the theme in his 17th Epode.Horace|Theodore Martin
The epode soon took a firm place in choral poetry, which it lost when that branch of literature declined.
The shorter line is called an epode, or appendix, to the longer, and it is from this that the collection of poems gets its name.A History of Roman Literature|Harold North Fowler
He was also the first to make use of the arrangement of verses called the epode.
British Dictionary definitions for epode
noun Greek prosody
Word Origin for epode
Word Origin and History for epode
1590s, a kind of lyric poem in which a short line follows a longer one (invented by Archilochus, also used by Horace), from Latin epodos, from Greek epodus "after-song, incantation," from epi "after" (see epi-) + odein "to sing" (see ode).