All About: Lyric
Etymology: "a lyric poem," 1581, from M.Fr. lyrique "short poem expressing personal emotion," from L. lyricus "of or for the lyre," from Gk. lyrikos "singing to the lyre," from lyra "lyre." Meaning "words of a popular song" is first recorded 1876. (According to the Online Etymology Dictionary)
In Context: William Shakespeare’s writing style can often be identified as lyric. When listening to opera, one is also often listening to lyric. Her lyric poem was short, and revealed personal hurdles she face through her tragic childhood and how she gained happiness.
What is Lyric? Opera Poetry Emotional Musical Dramtic 6. Intense 7. Vocal 8. Short 9. Open 10. Energetic