Usage examples for lyrical

  1. 17. His best poems are lyrical, and he is himself one of the foremost lyrical poets in the world. – A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
  2. With due deference to an esteemed lyrical authority one may safely say that a sorrow's crown of sorrow is anticipating unhappier things. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  3. By the pathos, too, the purely lyrical values of the poem often fall into danger. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
  4. He did not have the decorative feeling which makes Monet's landscapes so imposing; one does not see in his work that surprising lyrical interpretation which knows how to express the drama of the raging waves, the heavy slumber of enormous masses of rock, the intense torpor of the sun on the sea. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  5. To those who sit in the seat of the scornful the somewhat lyrical idea of an examination in joy as a basis of admission to the typical college appeals as a fit subject of laughter. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  6. The English with their lyrical genius have impressed the form, as they have impressed every other form, into lyrical service, and with some success, it must be admitted. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  7. He also combines such depth of feeling with the lyrical qualities of his hymns, they no doubt possess enduring qualities. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  8. It shows no decrease in creative vigor or lyrical fancy. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  9. Sunlight and laughter, a winged desire, Motion and melody married to fire, Lighter than thistle- tuft borne on the wind, Frailer than violets, how shall we find Words that will match him, discover a name Meet for this marvel, this lyrical flame? – A Lonely Flute by Odell Shepard
  10. Wilson called the kinglets wrens, but they have little to justify the name, except that the ruby- crown's song is of the same gushing, lyrical character as that referred to above. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  11. His cycle of lyrical verse, Ellen, 1891, is doubtless the most exquisite product of recent Dutch literature. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  12. He is lyrical, dramatic, didactic, and of course epic, in turn. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  13. The idea of this short lyrical poem is that the poet stands outside a house and watches the shadows of the puppet dancers " race across the blind." – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  14. It's too turbulent and screaming; a quiet, lyrical, touching ending would be more in keeping with your play. – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  15. Garcilasso has translated one of the little lyrical pieces of his countrymen. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling