elegy elegy  /ˈɛ lə dʒi/


  • (n) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

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  1. 'I have an allergy for elegy so please don't write one for me when I am gone,' said the writer half jokingly.
  2. She was a popular citizen and a touching elegy for her came out in the local newspaper.
  3. It was a heart rending elegy for a person who died of AIDS.



  1. "This is an elegy, a film of mourning ...... not a political film," Wajda told reporters after the film was screened out of competition at the Berlin film festival. "It is too tragic to be manipulated from a political standpoint."
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: Andrzej Wajda Source: AFP

  2. Poet Robert Burns wrote about it in "Tam Samson's Elegy": When to the loughs the curlers flock.
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Robert Burns Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "I have loved this poem since the first time I read it in high school Latin class and I have tried to translate it a number of times. Nothing in English can capture the passionate, slow surface of a Roman elegy," Carson writes. "No one (even...
    on Apr 19, 2010 By: Anne Carson Source: Harvard Crimson

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