Occasional Poem (34 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


A translation of the French vers d'occasion (literally, verse of the moment or occasion) – a poem written to commemorate a specific occasion, such as Yeats' “Easter 1916” or, possibly, Donne's “Nocturnal upon St Lucy's Day”.

Editors. "Occasional Poem". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=785, accessed 25 October 2016.]