A Guide to Odes
By: Abigail Adams
The History of Ode and It's Purpose
Charecteristics of an Ode
Example of an Ode
There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore;--
Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
-"Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" by: William Wordsworth
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