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elegyel"e*gy (?), n.; pl. elegies (#). [l. elegia, gr. &?;, fem. sing. (cf. &?;, prop., neut. pl. of &?; a distich in elegiac verse), fr. &?; elegiac, fr. &?; a song of mourning.] a mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of lamentation.elegy n : a mournful poem; a lament for the dead [syn: lament]


A mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of lamentation.  

A lyric poem lamenting the dead.

Noun1. a mournful poem; a lament for the dead (synonym) lament (hypernym) poem, verse form (derivation) elegize, elegise

a) a poem of lament and praise for the dead.(b) a poem written in a mournful tone. (Gr) elegos (a lament)** On the death of edward King, milton composed the elegy "Lycidas."

Elegy, (n.)A composition in verse, in which, without employing any of the methods of humor, the writer aims to produce in the reader's mind the dampest kind of dejection. the most famous english example begins somewhat like this: the cur foretells the knell of parting day; the loafing herd winds slowly o'er the lea; the wise man homeward plods; I only stay To fiddle-faddle in a minor key.   

Marwnad = n. death cry; elegy

Elegy was originally used for a type of poetic metre (Elegiac metre), but is also used for a poem of mourning, from the greek elegos, a reflection on the death of someone or on a sorrow generally - which is a form of lyric poetry. An elegy can also reflect on something which seems strange or mysterious to the author. In addition, an elegy (sometimes spelled elegíe) may be a type of musical work, usually in a sad and somber attitude. It is not to be confused with a eulogy. some notable elegies include:The Elegies of PropertiusThomas Gray's Elegy written in a country Churchyard Edmund Spenser's AstrophelJohn Milton's LycidasPercy Bysshe Shelley's AdonaïsEvgeny Baratynsky's AutumnWilliam cullen Bryant's ThanatopsisJan Kochanowski's TrenyWalt Whitman's When lilacs last in the dooryard BloomedAlfred Tennyson's In MemoriamChidiock Tichborne's ElegyThe Old english poems The Wanderer, Beowulf and The SeafarerCharlotte turner smith's Elegiac PoemsRainer maria Rilke's Duino ElegiesKamau Brathwaite's KuminaElegies for Angels, punks and raging Queens

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