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She read from George Carlin’s "Ode to a Modern Man."
  a  poem about a person or thing that is addressed to that person or thing
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There are more specialized (and typically older) meanings of ode; such as a lyric poem (one meant to be sung), or elevated poetry following complex stanza forms, or a poem written in an ancient Greek form.
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  • She read from George Carlin’s "Ode to a Modern Man."
  • he wrote an "Ode to the Ocean in a Storm"
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Once more I’ll read the ode that I have writ.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • I spend my days thinking of sweet things to do for him—go buy a peppermint soap that will sit in his palm like a warm stone, or maybe a slim slice of trout that I could cook and serve to him, an ode to his riverboat days.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • I promised myself that once I achieved immortality again, I would assemble the Nine Muses and together we would create an ode, a hymnal to the power of bacon, which would move the heavens to tears and cause rapture across the universe.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I shall compose an Ode.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Our teacher made us memorize the words to "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and alone in the kitchen now I close my eyes and whisper Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness, Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time …. but that’s all I can remember.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • A glorious day, crying out for a hymn to itself, like Schiller’s "Ode to Joy."
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Jalil told her the story of Queen Gauhar Shad, who had raised the famous minarets as her loving ode to Herat back in the fifteenth century.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • RAGUENEAU: ’tis true that, for a little ode….
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac

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  • Like the chorus in an ode of Greek tragedy, he stands back from and above the immediate action and looks beyond it to the universal laws that govern the lives of all men on earth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Moreover, the century in which Nineveh fell was the same that saw the emergence of the modern poetic forms of the lyric and choral ode written in alphabetic script.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • As I have said, I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Every scene, it seems, every ode by the chorus, contains references to seeing—who saw what, who failed to see, who is really blind—and images of light and darkness, which have everything to do with seeing or not seeing.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Among them was a rhapsodic ode to Thomas Wolfe commemorating a pilgrimage I had made to Asheville the previous summer.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • …anybody—a woman who even in his (Quentin’s) father’s youth had already established (even if not affirmed) herself as the town’s and the county’s poetess laureate by issuing to the stern and meagre subscription list of the county newspaper poems, ode eulogy and epitaph, out of some bitter and implacable reserve of undefeat; and these from a woman whose family’s martial background as both town and county knew consisted of the father who, a conscientious objector on religious grounds, had…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • —i nie wodz nasz na pokuszenie ale nas zbaw ode zÅ‚ego.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Sit down and write an ode instead of tearing up and down like that.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • They chose a big ode, so big that the strongest field hands bent their backs under its weight.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Once more I’ll read the ode that I have writ.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • John Henry the Steel-Drivin’ Man couldn’t have done what Jocko’s ode said I did.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • They think they ode the world.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • These are new poetry of the first Bard[282]—poetry without stop—hymn, ode and epic,[283] poetry still flowing, Apollo[284] and the Muses[285] chanting still.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • /Favorite-son/ appears in an ode addressed to Washington on his visit to Portsmouth, N. H., in 1789, but it did not acquire its present ironical sense until it was applied to Martin Van Buren.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • I have written a carefully composed ode, in perfect terza rima, begging a single indulgence.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The word "time" split its husk; poured its riches over him; and from his lips fell like shells, like shavings from a plane, without his making them, hard, white, imperishable words, and flew to attach themselves to their places in an ode to Time; an immortal ode to Time.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Even as a schoolboy, I loved John Keats’s ode "To Autumn" for being an ark of the covenant between language and sensation; as an adolescent, I loved Gerard Manley Hopkins for the intensity of his exclamations which were also equations for a rapture and an ache I didn’t fully know I knew until I read him; I loved Robert Frost for his farmer’s accuracy and his wily down-to-earthness; and Chaucer too for much the same reasons.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • Brinker was inspired to write his Apple Ode Our chore Is the core of the war and the novelty and money of these days excited us.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • This is what she wrote about a boy by the name of Stephen Dowling Bots that fell down a well and was drownded: ODE TO STEPHEN DOWLING BOTS, DEC’D And did young Stephen sicken, And did young Stephen die?
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • If it were possible to translate the comprehensive and melodious language in which he spoke, the ode might read something like the following: "Manitou!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • So Coleridge in his Ode to Dejection: And those thin clouds above, in flakes and bars, That give sway their motion to the stars.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • On one occasion, Mr. Pickwick put on a pair of spectacles without any glass, rapped upon the table, hemmed, and having stared hard at Mr. Snodgrass, who was tilting back in his chair, till he arranged himself properly, began to read: _________________________________________________ "THE PICKWICK PORTFOLIO" MAY 20, 18— POET’S CORNER ANNIVERSARY ODE Again we meet to celebrate With badge and solemn rite, Our fifty-second anniversary, In Pickwick Hall, tonight.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • This was always followed by Collins’s Ode on the Passions, wherein I particularly venerated Mr. Wopsle as Revenge throwing his blood-stained sword in thunder down, and taking the War-denouncing trumpet with a withering look.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • During a recitation by their Poet Master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning" four of his audience died of internal hemorrhaging, and the President of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one of his own legs off.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Yours, Anne THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1943 Dearest Kitty, I have a good title for this chapter: Ode to My Fountain Pen In Memoriam My fountain pen was always one of my most prized possessions; I valued it highly, especially because it had a thick nib, and I can only write neatly with thick nibs.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Tuesday, October 7 Ode to Algebra Thrust into this dingy classroom we die like lampless moths locked into the desolation of fluorescent lights and metal desks.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Alfred in his funeral ode on the victor of Waterloo ventures not to call him the greatest soldier of all time, tho’ in the same ode he invokes Nelson as "the greatest sailor since our world began.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • So Amory declaimed "The Ode to a Nightingale" to the bushes they passed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Congreve, "Pindaric Ode," ii.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • —WORDSWORTH: Ode to Duty.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Ode to a Nightingale TO GERALD and SARA MANY FÊTES BOOK 1.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • She had composed a lengthy poem for the event, her "Columbian Ode," and pestered her many powerful friends into having it placed on the day’s program.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The Ode on a Grecian Urn is more lovely now than when it was written, because for a hundred years lovers have read it and the sick at heart taken comfort in its lines.’
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I will never forget the moment when they took my blindfold off and I found myself in the middle of a sun-filled, square courtyard, surrounded by women who were singing the Ode to Joy, just for me.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Maybe the poet Keats was right after all in the "Ode on a Grecian Urn.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • It is conceivable that one could write a decent ode to coal or electricity, but these were humorless, monomaniacal, terrifying exercises, matched rather well with the socialist realism on the other side of the political spectrum.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Originally, the inflectional suffix had been /-de/ or /-ede/ and in some cases /-ode/, and the vowels were always pronounced.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • That, rather late in the evening Mr. Wopsle gave us Collins’s ode, and threw his bloodstained sword in thunder down, with such effect, that a waiter came in and said, "The Commercials underneath sent up their compliments, and it wasn’t the Tumblers’ Arms."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Yet, Wordsworth’s Laodamia, and the ode of "Dion,"[317] and some sonnets, have a certain noble music; and Scott[318] will sometimes draw a stroke like the portrait of Lord Evandale, given by Balfour of Burley.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • I finished my ode, then dropped to one knee, spreading my arms as I had before.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
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