- A palinode is a poem (or song) which retracts some earlier statement by the poet.
- Derives from the Greek palinoidia, from palin (again) + oide (song).
- It's the same palin (again) that shows up in the word palindrome.
"The more lighthearted palinodes were more successful, such as Geoff Horton's recantation of his youthful view that a martini should be shaken rather than stirred."Famous writers who have used palinodes:
Jaspitos; I Take It Back; The Spectator (London, UK); Jan 24, 2004.
- Gelett Burgess
- Geoff Horton
- Geoffrey Chaucer
- Jean de Meun
- Ogden Nash
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