Comprehensive Dictionary of Literature by Bonn, Julien D.

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Sis. ; _ erziehungsroman _ epode : see bildungsroman. a type of lyric poem in which a long verse is followed by a shorter one, or the third and last part of an ode. Also, the third part of a triadic Greek poem or Pindaric verse following the strophe and the antistrophe. _ epopee an epic poem, or the history, action or legend, which is the subject of an epic poem. - epos an epic poem. Also a number of poems of an epic theme, but which are not formally united. expressive of : the author's outlook and per~ sonality.

The term I : - dispondee was coined by the eighteenthcentury English writer ~ a metrical foot in ancient poetry, Samuel Johnson to describe 'a I consisting of four long syllables, combination of dissimilar im- ~ equivalent to a double spondee. Litemtflre --===================--= II 46 * • dissonance I a combination of harsh or jar- I ring sounds, especially in poetry. Although such combina- I tions may be accidental, poets I sometimes intentionally make I them to achieve particular effects. Dissonance is also I sometimes used to refer to close but not identical rhymes.

T h e N'1genan . ClVl " 1 war an d I·e orus mg : later wrote two volumes of I a group of actors who compoetry 'Beware Soul Brother' : mented on and interpreted the (19Tl) and 'Christmas in ~ unfolding action on the stage, Biafra' (1973), and one of lit- I erary essays, 'Morning Yet on Creation Day' (1975), about the war. He taught at the Uni- I versity of Nigeria, Nsukka (1976-81), and was the founding editor (1971) of the I influential journal 'Okike'. He ; usually in ancient Greek has also written numerous : drama.

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