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Anacreontic Ode

Type:  

Structure, Subject, Other Requirement

 
Description: 

The lines are short and the forms simple. The subjects are usually love or drinking. (Wine, women, and song!) The tune that Francis Scott Key’s poem, The Star Spangled Banner, was set to was originally titled To Anacreon in Heaven. This explains why you have to be plastered to sing the thing right.

 
Origin: 

Greek

 
See Also:  

Dithyramb, Ode

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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