Ode is a poem which is written to dedicate someone. It is a special form of a lyrical poem which is used to admire a person or any other object. The first ode was written and originated in ancient Greece. The structure of odes has changed a lot as compared to the historical one. Basically, there are three types of odes based on different structures:

1. Pindaric Odes – have three stanzas and two out of which are written in the same structure.

2. Horatian Odes – have more than one stanza and all of them must be of the same structure.

3. Irregular Odes – as the name suggest, it has not any define pattern or structure.

How to Write an Ode?

Let’s discuss that how an ode is written and what the possible steps for creating an amazing piece of an ode are:

• Topic Selection

Selecting a topic for an ode can be tricky so, think about the people or things that you love or admire. Make sure that you have a sound knowledge about the selected topic. Insufficient information leads to poor ode formation. You must also think about the adjective and qualities of the selected object so that you can truly reflect your feelings or thoughts in your writing. Make sure to count which type of interaction you have with the subject and what impact it has left on your personality. There is something special about things you love so you must also consider that how it has inspired you.

• Structure Selection

Once you have selected the topic, the next step is to choose the structure of your ode. You must go through the notes you made for topic selection. It becomes easier for you to select a specific structure. For Example, if you are writing about a cricket match, it will be written in four stanzas depending on the series of events in the whole match. Usually, an ode doesn’t follow a rhythmic structure but if you want to write it in a pure rhythmic form you must look for the particular rhyming words that truly meets your ode’s requirements. It can easily be done by enlisting all similar words on a Rocket Everlasting Notebook.

• Get Writing

Writing with Kaweco, Faber Castell, Sailor and Pelikan pens is the first step in writing a quality ode. Just write what you exactly feel about the subject. Metaphors and personifications add-up to the beauty of your ode formation. Stanza or line structure is key to a creative ode. If you are not following the Pindaric or Horatian ode structure you must write it in a random structure. If must be notified that random doesn’t mean an absurd writing, you have to write a correct structure however, the number of lines can be changed in each stanza.

Author's Bio: 

Agha works with Arts institutions he has years of experience in writing art and typography, He writes blogs for his students in separate time, He lives in Dubai with his family.