an ode consisting of several units, each of which is composed of a strophe and an antistrophe of identical form followed by a contrasting epode.
- Also called regular ode.
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How to use Pindaric ode in a sentence
The peculiar variation in length of line found in the Pindaric ode belongs almost entirely to lyric poetry.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue | S. S. Curry
In the Pindaric ode, on the contrary, where the foot is more regular, there are great variations in the length of line.Browning and the Dramatic Monologue | S. S. Curry
A mythical narrative, connected in some way with the victor or his city, usually occupies the central part of the Pindaric ode.
How could a poet have bewailed his loves or losses in the stately structure of the Pindaric ode?Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2) | John Addington Symonds
An appropriate instrument was at hand in the Pindaric ode, the miscreation of a true poet, Cowley.The Age of Dryden | Richard Garnett
British Dictionary definitions for Pindaric ode
a form of ode associated with Pindar consisting of a triple unit or groups of triple units, with a strophe and an antistrophe of identical structure followed by an epode of a different structure: Often shortened to: Pindaric
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