LYRIC POETRY


LYRIC POETRY
   poetry originally accompanied by the lyre, in which the poet sings his own passions, sure of a sympathetic response from others in like circumstances with himself.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Lyric poetry — [ Henry Oliver Walker, Lyric Poetry (1896). Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.] Lyric poetry refers to a usually short poem that expresses personal feelings, which may or may not be set to music. [Tom McArthur (ed),… …   Wikipedia

  • lyric poetry — poetry which is in the form of songs and reveals the poet s personal thoughts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Father of French Lyric Poetry — Pierre de Ronsard …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Muse of Lyric Poetry and Music — Euterpe …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Lyric — may refer to:* Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses a subjective, personal point of view * Lyric, from the Greek language, a song sung with a lyre * Lyrics, the composition in verse which is sung to a melody to constitute a song *… …   Wikipedia

  • lyric — lyric, lyrical Lyric is the adjective to use when referring to a type of poetry that expresses the poet s feelings in set forms such as an ode or sonnet (lyric poet / lyric verses). A lyric is a poem of this kind, and in modern use lyrics… …   Modern English usage

  • lyric — [lir′ik] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr lyrique < L lyricus < Gr lyrikos] 1. of a lyre 2. suitable for singing, as to the accompaniment of a lyre; songlike; specif., designating poetry or a poem mainly expressing the poet s emotions and feelings:… …   English World dictionary

  • Lyric — Lyr ic, n. 1. A lyric poem; a lyrical composition. [1913 Webster] 2. A composer of lyric poems. [R.] Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. A verse of the kind usually employed in lyric poetry; used chiefly in the plural. [1913 Webster] 4. pl. The words of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poetry — This article is about the art form. For other uses, see Poetry (disambiguation). Literature Major forms Novel · Poem · Drama Short story · Novella …   Wikipedia

  • lyric — lyrically, adv. lyricalness, n. /lir ik/, adj. Also, lyrical. 1. (of poetry) having the form and musical quality of a song, and esp. the character of a songlike outpouring of the poet s own thoughts and feelings, as distinguished from epic and… …   Universalium


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