Ode Poetic Forms

What is ode? meaning, origin and example

The Ode was originally chorals songs, often comparatively long, describing in elaborately formal language the feats of a God or a hero. The terms ode is now usually reserved for a long lyric poem, serious in the subject, elevated in style and elaborate in stanza structure.  it now calls to mind the lyric which is

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What is the meter in a poem?

 In the Western poetics culture, meters are usually grouped according to a characteristic metrical foot and the number of feet per line. Thus “iambic pentameter” is a meter containing five feet per line, in which the predominant king of the foot is the “iamb”. This metric method began in ancient Greek Poetry and was used