Definition of "palinode" [pal•i•node]

  • (noun) A poem in which the author retracts something said in a previous poem.
  • (noun) A formal statement of retraction.

Use "palinode" in a sentence

  • "I think that this kind of palinode almost invariably ends up making the author look terrific."
  • "He made a kind of palinode to the "trading justice" later, as other people of his kind have done."
  • "Compare the following stanzas, from a kind of palinode, "1870-1871," years of the Franco-German war and the Parisian Commune: --"

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