First published in 1974, this book provides a helpful overview to the ode. After introducing the reader to classical odes, it goes on to trace the development of two major types: the Pindaric ode and the Horatian ode. The book concludes with a study of odes from the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries.
This book will be of particular interest to those studying poetry, verse form and literature more generally.
General Editor’s Preface; 1. Classical Models 2. Pindaric Odes 3. Horatian Odes 4. Nineteenth-Century Odes 5. Some Twentieth-Century Odes; Select Bibliography; Index
This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.