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ode

noun [C] uk   /əʊd/ us    /oʊd/
a poem expressing the writer's thoughts and feelings about a particular person or subject, usually written to that person or subject: 'Ode to a Nightingale' and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' are poems by Keats.
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