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How to Write an ODE What is an ode? 1. a lyric poem typically addressed to a particular subject with lines varying lengths, rhymes and rhythms. 2. (originally) a poem intended to be sung.
ODE An ode is a poem that is about one specific thing that you think is truly amazing and praiseworthy. This type of poem can be centered upon a person, an object, or something abstract like a feeling or an idea. Odes originated in Ancient Greece, and what constitutes a proper ode has changed many times over the millennia, but one thing that's stayed constant is the passionate, elaborate expression of love or admiration.
TIPS FOR WRITING AN ODE POEM Think of a teacher that you have connected to this year. Remember, an ode is focused on the many nuances of a single thing, so make sure that that whoever you pick is someone that you feel appreciative about, so you have enough to write and thank that teacher for. Odes are traditionally very long, but yours will be 14 lines long.
TIPS FOR WRITING AN ODE POEM Your poem has to rhyme. It has to follow the rhyme patter: abab, cdcd, efef, gg Pre-AP your poem also has to have 10 syllables per line which is called iambic pentameter. (English 7, if you write yours in iambic pentameter correctly, you can earn 10 points extra).
Don't forget that your options for how you might create or change an ode are pretty infinite. One favorite examples is this: the poet Friedrich Schiller first published his "Ode to Joy" in 1766. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven set it to music in his Ninth Symphony in 1824. Clergyman and author Henry van Dyke wrote the poem "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee" in 1907 intending for it to be a hymn sung over the music of Beethoven's Ninth. And in 1993, that hymn was adapted into a song for a gospel choir and performed by Lauryn Hill in the movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. So there you go!