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How to write an ode
How to write an ode
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  • 1. How to Write an Ode Lisa Schlageck TEC539 Digital Media August 29, 2010
  • 2. What is an Ode? <ul><li>Generally defined as a rhymed poem or irregular meter (eHow, Inc., 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>An exalted lyric poem, aiming at loftier thought, more dignified expression, and more intricate formal structure than most lyrics (School Link, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>A form of stately and elaborate lyrical verse (Gardiner, 2007). </li></ul><ul><li>The pattern of an ode is that it describes a scene, then focuses on a problem or a particular situation and then arrives at a conclusion which is made by returning to the original scene or statement (tipDeck.com, 2010). </li></ul>
  • 3. First, <ul><li>Select a subject to write about: person, place, or thing. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can write an ode about a city, a person, a flower, or even a pen. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. Second, <ul><li>Write phrases describing how your subject makes you feel and why you feel this way. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze all those attributes that you shall be praising in your ode. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a list of all the attributes that you can think of about the ode’s topic. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(TipDeck.com, 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. Third, <ul><li>Write many phrases telling unique qualities of your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain why your subject is important to you and why you adore it so much! </li></ul><ul><li>Join some of your phrases into lines for your ode. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that some odes contain several stanzas that have a typical rhyme scheme. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will you have a rhyme scheme in your ode? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(TipDeck.com, 2010) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 6. Fourth, <ul><li>Revise your lines following these steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Take away any lines that are too similar </li></ul><ul><li>Add more feeling to any meaningless lines </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a good opening line or sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Order the remaining lines into their best sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Select a good closing line that clearly expresses your feelings about the subject </li></ul><ul><li>(Think Quest, 2010) </li></ul>
  • 7. And finally, <ul><li>Read your ode aloud to see if the flow of your poem is seamless and that it makes sense. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow others to read your ode and make some suggested changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite your ode in a final draft and maybe even add an illustration. </li></ul><ul><li>(TipDeck.com, 2010) </li></ul>
  • 8. To Autumn by John Keats <ul><li>SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness, </li></ul><ul><li>Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; </li></ul><ul><li>Consipiring with him how to load and bless </li></ul><ul><li>With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; </li></ul><ul><li>To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, </li></ul><ul><li>And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; </li></ul><ul><li>To swell the gourd, and plump the hazels hells </li></ul><ul><li>With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, </li></ul><ul><li>And still more, later flowers for the bees, </li></ul><ul><li>Until they think warm days will never cease, </li></ul><ul><li>For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells. </li></ul>
  • 9. References <ul><li>eHow, Inc., (2010). How to write an ode. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/how_16706_write-ode.html </li></ul><ul><li>School Link, (2010). Lesson plan: writing an ode. Retrieved from http://www.schoollink.org/csd/pages/engl/ode.html </li></ul><ul><li>Think Quest, (2010). On your toes with odes. Retrieved from http://library.thinkquest.org/4382/odes.html </li></ul><ul><li>Gardiner, R. (2007). Writing an ode!!! . Retrieved from http://www.poems-and-quotes.com/article.html?id=609 </li></ul><ul><li>TipDeck.com, (2010). How to Write an ode. Retrieved from http://tipdeck.com/how-to-write-an-ode </li></ul>

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