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Definition of: Elegy

Poetry Definition

A poem of mourning, or, a sad and thoughtful poem about the death of an individual.


Elegy by Ambrose Bierce

The cur foretells the knell of parting day;
The loafing herd winds slowly o'er the lea;
The wise man homewards plods; I only stay
To fiddle-faddle in a minor key.

Top 5 Elegy Examples

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Shine Robinson, Greta Elegydeath, sleep,
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Premium Member Poem Laid to Rest George , Elaine Elegyfather,
Premium Member Poem The Stone George , Elaine Elegydeath, love,
I Only Understand Now Santner, Michael Elegydeath, father, introspection, love,

Standard Definition

[n] a mournful poem; a lament for the dead



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Misc. Definitions

\El"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. --Shak.


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