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An Ode to "Odes"

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Jessica Orlowski

on 15 November 2012

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Transcript of An Ode to "Odes"

Ode to______

one word describing the subject
one word describing the subject
one fact about the subject
wild card line (imagine your subject speaking
or speak to your subject) An Ode to Ode Poetry An ode praises an object or at least
describes the object in poetic detail What is an "Ode?" Nature:

"Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;"

- John Keats, "Ode to Autumn Classically-Romantic Odes Praise: Ancient Artifacts: "O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede
Of marble men and maidens overwrought,
With forest branches and the trodden weed;
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

- John Keats, "Ode On a Grecian Urn" The ode attempts to give
glory to something, to
describe the object as a
true thing of beauty. – Modern Odes Praise: Anything, even if the object is not necessarily praiseworthy Odes Can Praise:
Something so important you cannot imagine living without it... An Ode can praise an abstract idea,
like Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"... One may compose an ode to something that, on the surface, may not be important on the surface. But, because we come into contact with it every day, it is praiseworthy
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