An ode is a poem that is written for an occasion or on a particular subject. They are usually dignified and more serious as a form than other forms of poetry. Unfortunatly, today's society has distinctly less respect for propriety, morality, and dignity. Modern odes include sarcastic poems about various subjects, including velcro and vegetables. There are several versions and differing opinions on what the rhyme form for an ode should be. In light of these disputes, Tangerine! is of the opinion that we believe them to be simply a poem that contains some form of rhyming pattern which is about a certain subject and contains the word "ode" in the title. Some restrictions are sure to apply.
An example of an ode would be:
Ode to Myself Just as Walt Whitman would say, if he were with me today..... There is a "Song of Myself", A song that sings of my internal wealth. A child of God, and also able to make a friend out of every foe. For I have true love inside Any egotisms have surely died. The beautiful song that strives to be heard this song is clearer than any songbird. There is no reason to feel pity for my God and his love is always with me. And I will try to learn as much as I should, knowing that there are no problems, just oppurtunities to be good.If you want to read an ode written by a professional poet, check out Walt Whitman and his poem "Song of Myself". Anyway, if you have written any, send them to us!
Links to odes and ode related pages :
Ode to Velcro
Ode to a Tree - Ah, dignified and sweet, a wonderful ode!
Ode to the Setting Sun
Ode to Cheese and a Lentil Loaf
Ode to a Swivel Chair
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