Epitaph Definition | What is Epitaph? - PoetrySoup
[n] an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
[n] a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
A commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument written to praise the deceased.
Walter de la Mare
Here lies a most beautiful lady,
Light of step and heart was she:
I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
However rare, rare it be;
And when I crumble who shall remember
This lady of the West Country?
commemoration, inscription, lettering, memorial, remembrance