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  Lyric poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that does not attempt to tell a story, as do epic poetry and dramatic poetry, but is of a more personal nature instead.
Although lyric poetry has a long and close association with love, and European lyric poetry in the vernacular arose with the courtly love tradition, it is not exclusively love poetry.
Although arguably the most popular form of lyric poetry in the Western tradition is the 14-line sonnet, either in its Petrarchan or its Shakespearean form, lyric poetry appears in a bewildering variety of forms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lyric_poetry   (741 words)

 Lyric - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses a subjective, personal point of view
Lyric is a classification of the human voice in European classical music.
Lyric, a single released in June 2003 by the "indie supergroup" Zwan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lyric   (179 words)

 Lyrical Poetry - LoveToKnow 1911
LYRICAL POETRY, a general term for all poetry which is, or can be supposed to be, susceptible of being sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument.
The ecstasy, the uplifted magnificence, of lyrical poetry could go no higher than it did in the unmatched harmonies of these old Greek poets, but it could fill a much wider field and be expressed with vastly greater variety.
We recognize a narrative or epical poetry; we recognize drama; in both of these, when the individual inspiration is strong, there is much that trembles on the verge of the lyrical.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Lyrical_Poetry   (1582 words)

 lyric - HighBeam Encyclopedia
LYRIC [lyric] in ancient Greece, a poem accompanied by a musical instrument, usually a lyre.
In the Middle Ages the lyric form was common in Christian hymns, in folk songs, and in the songs of troubadours.
In the Renaissance and later, lyric poetry achieved its most finished form in the sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare, Spencer, and Sidney and in the short poems of Ronsard, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Herrick, and Milton.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/l1/lyric.asp   (445 words)

 "The Hermeneutics of Biblical Lyric Poetry" by Daniel J. Estes
This article (a) investigates how lyric poetry is treated in the disciplines of literary criticism and pedagogy, (b) isolates the salient distinctives of lyric poetry, particularly in its language and form, and (c) suggests guidelines for interpreting biblical lyric poetry informed by the insights of literary criticism.
Lyric poetry is marked by its intensity of expression.
Lyric poetry is especially distinguished by its use of connotations and imagery.
www.biblicalstudies.org.uk /article_lyric_estes.html   (6496 words)

 Amittai F. Aviram : Lyric Poetry and Subjectivity
The notion of "lyric subjectivity" is crucial to Theodor Adorno's account of the power and attractiveness of lyric in his essay, "On Lyric Poetry and Society," and the simultaneous "reflection" and "production" of subjectivity—i.e., bourgeois subjectivity—is the primary function of literature in general according to Marxist critics Pierre Macherey and Étienne Balibar.
Lyric poetry is imagined to be fundamentally subjective, insofar as it is usually in first person and represents a single, emotive utterance, so the focus is thought to be on the imaginary subject him- or herself.
The lyric spirit's idiosyncratic opposition to the superior power of material things is a form of reaction to the reification of the world, to the domination of human beings by commodities that has developed since the beginning of the modern era, since the industrial revolution became the dominant force in life.
www.amittai.com /prose/lyric.php   (8127 words)

When studying poetry, it is useful first of all to consider the theme and the overall development of the theme in the poem.
A lyric poem is a comparatively short, non-narrative poem in which a single speaker presents a state of mind or an emotional state.
Lyric poetry retains some of the elements of song which is said to be its origin: For Greek writers the lyric was a song accompanied by the lyre.
www.anglistik.uni-freiburg.de /intranet/englishbasics/PoetryTypes01.htm   (807 words)

 Archaic Greek Lyric
Lyric monody names that form of lyric composed for a single performer to either sing or read aloud for the pleasure of another or others (including divinities), on mostly secular occasions such as symposia or private invocations that might be erotically charged.
Choral lyric refers to poems composed to be sung by a chorus, on sacred (i.e.
Lyrics were generally composed in one of two meters: the elegiac couplet, based on the Homeric hexameter, or the iambic in a six beat verse, called the trimeter.
academic.reed.edu /Humanities/110Tech/lyric.html   (446 words)

 Reading Lyric Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We also know how to recognize a lyric poem when we see one (more important than we might at first think), as well as how, in general, we are expected to read it.
Both of these conventions of the nineteenth century lyric-- emphasis on everyday events and on a "story" that exists mostly for the feelings it expresses--may be seen operating in a great many commercials and popular songs today (think of any Country and Western song).
In lyric poetry, there are some very basic conventions that we already "know," without even thinking about them.
academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu /english/melani/cs6/read_lyr.html   (696 words)

 Jacket 30 - July 2006 - Dale Smith: The Romantic-Modern Lyric: Poetry for the Non-Poet
While understandings of the lyric have been divisive and controversial for romantic-modern poetry, (for instance, should the lyric express a stable subjectivity or should it be used to subvert dominate ideologies and political paradigms?), Walker offers a provocative and necessary redefinition.
Lyric poetry “makes arguments” according to this view, and runs counter to romantic-modern notions that perceive the lyric as a “state of feeling” or “subjectivity” (168).
While modern critics have been skeptical of this romantic view of the lyric, few have examined it as a means of interrogating specific ideologies because they perceive in the lyric a problem, itself a malignant ideological structure used to “embody a state of subjectivity” (168).
jacketmagazine.com /30/smith-lyric.html   (2067 words)

 Poetry, Poesy, Lyricism...and other such matters
Lyric poetry goes back at least as far as Classical Greece, where it was often composed to be recited to the sounds of the lyre, flute, or other instrument.
Lyric poetry is honest and direct, an emotional outpouring from the poet's heart.
A lyric poem may be an emotional response to an event or occasion; perhaps the poem describes a passionate moment.
www.lyricalworks.com /poetry/poetry.htm   (487 words)

 Writing The Lyric Poem by Billy Jones
Probably the oldest, certianly the strongest, and definately the backbone of all poetry is the lyric poem.
The lyric poem is usually written in verses of four or eight lines with every other line rhyming the last word in the line, but variations such as rhyming the first word in every other line, or rhyming the last word in every line, or every pair of lines works equally well.
Lyric poems are so strong in fact, that masses of people have been stirred to protest, nations have been rallyed to war, and Armies still use a form of lyric poem called the Cadance to aid in training soldiers for battle.
www.prose-n-poetry.com /display_work/5552   (1770 words)

 Lyric Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The lyric was originally a song sung to the accompaniment of a lyre.
The two main types of lyric poetry in ancient Greece were he personal lyric and the choral lyric.
This took place early in seventh century B.C. The choral lyric was first developed in the 7th century B.C. by poets who wrote in the Dorian dialect used in the region around Sparta.
mywebpages.comcast.net /msinger/lyric_poetry.htm   (165 words)

 Lyric Poetry?
Literally, lyric poetry traces its roots back to ancient Greece where melodic tales of great battles and lost loves were recited publicly, accompanied by the stringed instrument known as the lyre.
Lyric poems continued to evolve up to the era of the nineteenth century romantic poets, eventually losing instrumentation accompaniment, but retaining their emphasis on the characteristics that make them memorable--structure and melody.
Poetry in general is a very non-commercial artform, with traditional and lyrical forms being the least commercial of all.
lyricpoet.tripod.com /id4.html   (649 words)

 Poetry for Kids
Poetry verse is set out in short lines with words put together in rhythm or rhyme or both.
Poetry began in prehistoric times when people passed down their oral history in poetic language and song.
As a form of poetry, tanka is older than haiku, and tanka poems evoke a moment or mark an occasion with concision and musicality.
www.42explore.com /poetry.htm   (1112 words)

 Poetry X » Articles » "The Lyric Temper" by Jared Carter
He is writing about lyric poetry, of course, and about those special moments that may come upon us at any age or at any time, but which become more recognizable to the poet as he or she grows older, and more experienced and knowledgeable—although they are also becoming, in actuarial terms, more rare.
We are speaking, then, of neither comedy or tragedy, nor their dramatic manifestations in verse, but of the lyric temper in poetry, and of the manner in which the poem is its abode—just as the moth or butterfly, as it seeks to gather up the pollen, finds its momentary resting place in the flower.
Many is the lyric poet who, having dined the summer long on the ambrosia of the imagination, will eventually be forced by sheer circumstance to drop away from the hive.
articles.poetryx.com /57   (1332 words)

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Lyric poetry swells with the excesses of erotic yearning, and like many a modern rock star, more than one of its poets was famous in antiquity for excessive behavior and drunken escapades.
His lyric successors in Greece extended that custom by honing in on certain specific passages in the traditional tales—sometimes just a moment here or there—seeking the essence which embodies the whole or a comparison encapsulating the entire thing.
It's obvious that, although the lyric poets sang their verses in public much the same way their oral counterparts had in Homer's age, lyric poetry rose out of a literate culture.
www.usu.edu /markdamen/1320AncLit/chapters/05lyric.htm   (2262 words)

 Hofmannsthal: Lyric Poetry
It was his lyric poetry that made Hofmannsthal famous, but curiously enough, shortly after the turn of the century, he basically ceased to compose in this form, and instead devoted himself to other genres.
However, this life force is a pervasive element of Hofmannsthal's lyric poetry.
When one understands the content of Hofmannsthal's poetry, it may be difficult to come to terms with his close relationship with Stefan George during the time when he published most of his poems.
www.skrause.org /hofmannsthal/lyric.htm   (1079 words)

 On The Lyric As Experimental Possibility
However, the lyric does not necessarily have a transcendent, unified subject as one of its basic characteristics, and various lyrics and hybrid forms of lyric have already abandoned this notion of the subject.
Yet it might be argued that the lyric has become a repressed mode of discourse in a avant garde context in which the "poem with history" has been seen often as a necessary corrective to many troubling uses of lyric.
In such a context, it's important to note that lyric's concern with the "emotional" does not have to be understood by definition as a displacement of the objective material conditions of one's circumstances onto an often hysterical subjectivity.
wings.buffalo.edu /epc/authors/wallace/lyric.html   (2588 words)

 Blasing, M.: Lyric Poetry: The Pain and the Pleasure of Words.
Lyric poetry has long been regarded as the intensely private, emotional expression of individuals, powerful precisely because it draws readers into personal worlds.
In Lyric Poetry, Mutlu Blasing argues that the individual in a lyric is only a virtual entity and that lyric poetry takes its power from the public, emotional power of language itself.
In the first major new theory of the lyric to be put forward in decades, Blasing proposes that lyric poetry is a public discourse deeply rooted in the mother tongue.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /titles/8297.html   (276 words)

 Johns Hopkins University Press | Books | Lyric Generations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Lyric Generations Gabrielle Starr rejects the usual genealogy of lyric poetry in which Romantic poets are thought to have built solely and directly upon the works of Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton.
She argues instead that novelists such as Richardson, Haywood, Behn and others, while drawing upon earlier lyric conventions, ushered in a new language of self-expression and community that profoundly affected the aesthetic goals of lyric poets.
In addition to novelistic elements in poems and lyric passages in novels, there were deeper currents of mutual development in a complex reimagining of subjectivity and representation.
www.press.jhu.edu /books/title_pages/1905.html   (570 words)

 Poetry: The Forms and the History Lyric Poetry by Catherine Wilson
In ancient Greece, lyrics were sung or recited to the accompaniment of the lyre.
Lyrical poetry was also written in ancient India and China; and the Japanese verse called haiku is a lyric.
The sung lyric, including the madrigal, may be found in poetry of the Elizabethan era (16th century)—for example, in the work of the English musicians Thomas Campion and John Dowland—as well as in the songs in the plays of the English writer William Shakespeare.
www.prose-n-poetry.com /display_work/7715   (850 words)

 LAT226: Latin Lyric @ Wheaton College
Latin 226 is an intermediate-level Latin literature course that will introduce you to selections of Latin lyric poetry from the 2nd century BCE to the 20th century CE.
Special attention will be paid to the formal analysis of poetry and in gaining a familiarity with lyric meters.
Originally a term used to describe songs sung to the accompaniment of a lyre, lyric poetry has come to designate all non-dramatic poetry not composed in dactylic hexameter (e.g.
homepage.mac.com /bmulligan/classics/latinlyric2003   (146 words)

 Song Lyrics - Music Lyric Site
Lyrics are the written words in a song, written preceding songwriting, during the composition of a song or proceeding the accompanying music that is composed.
In lyrics of songs, there is a tendency to emphasize the form, the articulation, the meter, and asymmetries/symmetries of the expressions and aesthetics of the message that is delievered to the reader/listener.
Lyric Poetry: A kind of poetry, generally short, characterized by a musical use of language.
www.lyrics.fm   (801 words)

 Hafez and Persian lyric poetry.
Traditionally the ghazal had dealt with love and wine, motifs that, in their association with ecstasy and freedom from restraint, lent themselves naturally to the expression of Sufi ideas.
Hafiz's achievement was to give these conventional subjects a freshness and subtlety that relieves his poetry of any tedious formalism.
The closest parallels to western poetry may be with Symbolism (though Hafez has wider imagery) and with Postmodernism (though Hafez does make reference to sensed and inward realities).
www.poetrymagic.co.uk /poets/hafiz.html   (522 words)

 Lyric   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reading Greek Lyric poetry is a tantalizing exercize, since the little which has survived often exists only in fragments.
The only lyric poetry handed down directly from antiquity through the middle-ages until today is the victory-odes of Pindar.
In Greek lyric, transitions from one topic to another often seem abrupt and unmotivated (the poet Pindar compares himself to a bee flitting from blossom to blossom).
www.cofc.edu /~fennoj/GrekCiv/Lyric.htm   (1269 words)

 PoetryFoundation.org: Epic, Drama, Lyric: Be Plural Like the Universe!
There is a lively history of poetry, and poetry keeps engaging, fulfilling, and transgressing that history.
Poetry emerged with the chant and the dance.
As Sapir puts it, “Poetry everywhere is inseparable in its origins from the singing voice and the measure of the dance” (Language).
www.poetryfoundation.org /archive/feature.html?id=177214   (555 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Glossary - IM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Analysis of William Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads based on the observations about Poetry he makes in his "Preface" to the second edition of that work is an example of the intentional fallacy.
Literature includes poetry, drama, fiction, and many kinds of nonfiction writing, as well as oral, dramatic, and broadcast compositions not necessarily preserved in a written format, such as films and television programs.
Such poetry is melodic, since it was originally accompanied by a lyre in recitals.
www.galegroup.com /free_resources/glossary/glossary_im.htm   (2751 words)

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