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epode


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epode  \Ep"ode\,  n.  [L.  epodos  Gr  ?,  fr  ?,  adj.,  singing  to 
  sung  or  said  after  fr  ?  to  sing  to  'epi`  upon  to  +  ?  to 
  sing:  cf  F.  ['e]pode.  See  {Ode}.]  (Poet.) 
  a  The  after  song;  the  part  of  a  lyric  ode  which  follows  the 
  strophe  and  antistrophe,  --  the  ancient  ode  being  divided 
  into  strophe,  antistrophe,  and  epode. 
  b  A  species  of  lyric  poem,  invented  by  Archilochus,  in 
  which  a  longer  verse  is  followed  by  a  shorter  one  as 
  the  Epodes  of  Horace.  It  does  not  include  the  elegiac 
  distich.