Second Verse, Crazier than the First

01 Jul

dithyrambic – adj.  in the manner of a frenzied, wildly enthusiasic poem, hymn or speech

Classical Usage:  At the end of this lengthy agricultural romance, otherwise known as Chapter VIII of Part Two,   Homais writes an article about the big festival.  In his article he depicted the joy of the winners in dithyrambic terms.

Classically Mad Usage:  The next Sunday I drink a bit too much pre-service iced coffee before taking the organ bench I’ll at least be able to explain it in this quasi-intelligent sounding way,  “Sorry the hymns were so dithyrambic today, folks.”

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Posted by on July 1, 2012 in Madame Bovary


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