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  1. Tinker

    Wedding Odes

    Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Greek Verse The Ode Wedding Odes Epithalamion or Epithalamium (from Greek "at the bridal chamber") is an ode celebrating marriage. Sappho (7th-6th century B.C.) may have been the first to use the genre but it was revived during the Renaissance and Sir Edmund Spencer, John Donne, and Dryden are a few of the poets to write verse within the genre. This ode was originally written in 3 strophes. One to be sung at the bedroom door, lusty in nature, urging the newlyweds to enjoy their wedding night and designed to muffle the sounds that came from the roo
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