Lyric poetry which takes its name
from songs accompanied by the lyre is distinguished from dramatic and narrative poetry. Although the
boundaries are flexible, most lyric poems are fairly short, and
are often personal. Examples include the elegy and the ode.
From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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