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Geoffrey Chaucer was an exponent of the palinode
Geoffrey Chaucer was an exponent of the palinode

A palinode or palinody is an ode in which the writer retracts a view or sentiment expressed in an earlier poem. The first recorded use of a palinode is in a poem by Stesichorus in the 7th century BC. Here he retracts his earlier statement that the Trojan War was all the fault of Helen. (derived from Image:Geoffrey_Chaucer. ... Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902. ... Ode is a form of stately and elaborate lyrical verse. ... The retraction of a published science article indicates that the article should not have been published and that its data and conclusions should not be used as part of the foundation for future research. ... This article should be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... The Sentiment for 18th century readers and writers is an equivalent for a strong romantic, usually exageratedly powerful feeling. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The Trojan War was a war waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor by the armies of the Achaeans, following the kidnapping (or elopement) of Helen of Sparta by Paris of Troy. ... Helen () was the wife of Menelaus and reputed to be the most beautiful woman in the world; her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War. ...

The word comes from the Greek παλιν ("palin", meaning 'again') and ωδη ("ode").

It can also be a recantation of a defamatory statement in Scots Law. Scots law (or Scottish law) is the law of Scotland. ...


Chaucer's Retraction is one example of a palinode. Chaucers Retraction is the final section of The Canterbury Tales. ...

Late in his life, Gelett Burgess wrote this of his famous Purple Cow: Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 - September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist. ...

Ah, yes! I wrote the purple cow”,
I’m sorry now I wrote it!
But I can tell you anyhow,
I’ll kill you if you quote it!

Ogden Nash wrote a palinode in retaliation to his most famous poem about the dandiness of candy, and quickness of liquor: Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy, funny, light verse. ... A shelf filled with candies Candy is often used as a synonym for the more general term confectionery in North America, whereas the word has become archaic in most parts of the United Kingdom and survives today almost exclusively in the term candy floss. In some areas, notably Scotland, candy... Spirits redirects here. ...

Nothing makes me sicker
than liquor
and candy
is too expandy

Palinodes have also been created by many medieval writers such as Augustine, Bede, Giraldus Cambrensis, Jean de Meun and others. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... St. ... Bede depicted in an early medieval manuscript Depiction of Bede from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493 Bede (Latin Beda), also known as Saint Bede or, more commonly, the Venerable Bede (ca. ... Giraldus Cambrensis (c. ... Jean de Meun or Jean de Meung (c. ...



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