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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A verse form composed of two lines differing in construction and often in meter, the second shorter than the first; The part of a choral ode in classical Greek drama following the strophe and antistrophe and sung while the chorus is standing still.

Usage examples (31)
  • The chorus was now singing the epode of the drama.
  • (Ah woe and well – a – day! but be the issue fair!) epode
  • 'Horatian' ode or the complex system of strophe, antistrophe and epode of the 'Pindaric' ode, 131 ff.
  • The second strophe and second antistrophe are identical metrically with the first, the second epode with the first epode; and so on. for more
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