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This week's theme: words about poetry.
ode (rhymes with code) noun
A lyric poem celebrating a person, event, thing, etc., written in an exalted style.
[From Greek oide (song), ultimately from Indo-European root wed- (to speak) that's also the source of parody, comedy, tragedy, melody, and rhapsody.]
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"The song, an ode to the nation on the occasion of Independence Day,
takes on an extra dimension after 7/11* with its inspirational words."
The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. -Andrew Tanenbaum, computer science professor (1944- )
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