elegy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

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

  • Andrzej Wajda in AFP
    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."
  • Robert Burns in Dallas Morning News
    Poet Robert Burns wrote about it in "Tam Samson's Elegy": When to the loughs the curlers flock.
  • Anne Carson in Harvard Crimson
    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...

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