The oath I took as a [meat] inspector said if I ever saw anything wrong I was supposed to report it. But today, if you blow your whistle, you're in trouble with the inspection service. I feel the oath I took is violated every day I work.
—William Freeman
ode
A lyric poem that is serious and thoughtful in tone and has a very precise, formal structure. John Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a famous example.