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An elegy poem is a form of poetry consisting of mourning, or sad and thoughtful feelings about the death of an individual, but there is more to an elegy. What is elegy in poetry (complete definition)?

Premium Member Black Flight
M. Obama whined to the world about white flight (Caucasians fleeing urban areas as minorities move in). Implying a racist slight against P.O.C communities... but why would any sane Caucasian want to live where they're increasingly unwelcomed and disproportionally...Read More
Categories: america, analogy, discrimination, dream,
Form: Elegy

He has a name
When the poets fall silent Man will not only lose his voice but also the notion of Life. Steeped in the pain of his slain countryman, surrounded by the turmoil of real fears which lay exposed...Read More
Categories: grief,
Form: Elegy
The painful arrow
We were once one, but now apart. We were once together, but now divided, How could they, i wept. Why would they, I cried. For they were overcame by greed. Yes ,for they were conquered by covetousness Where are those who I trusted...Read More
Categories: betrayal,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member North Carolina Ballerina
North Carolina ballerina, lady of the Piedmont, she, so sterling, died from the selfishness of a drunk driver, she entered God's garden of youth, my tearful lament has tattered the sails of my soul, Elena, the anguish, the grief, as the rain gently descends from a...Read More
Categories: 8th grade, beauty, dance,
Form: Elegy
I sat there in silence
O that rigid scorn! O that luring beast! I beseech thee. Snatch not another Soul; I sat in tears From dawn To night Weeping underneath The neglected Bed sheet; Why, O why? Dearest to me She was. Bestow upon me Thy fragrance of peace. Steal no more...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Elegy

Premium Member In Remembrance of Trevor Starr
In Remembrance of Trevor John Starr 1st September 1945 – 5th November 2016 For Trevor There are no words for you to say to someone you’ve loved so long Brother, Husband, Father, Pop the parting just seems wrong and now it’s time...Read More
Categories: eulogy, sad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Three Brooklyn Brothers
Model A 1929 Fords on the roads, 1929 Wall Street stock market crash, you were born a child of the Great Depression, New York City borough, three Brooklyn brothers with their white Spitz dog, Skippy, childhood soon over, as you opened...Read More
Categories: 7th grade, america, bereavement,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Starvation
Wisdom ~ Food for the Hungry Anger ~ The Death of Wisdom...Read More
Categories: anger, wisdom,
Form: Elegy
before and after
Why do we listen --more-- --after-- someone's death? aren't their words as worthy --before-- their last breath? ...Read More
Categories: death, death of a
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Of A Dream
In the hoping of a dream of the February divine rising crocuses, that shattered into violet ice fragments from significant sorrow, as you became an ageless traveler ~ of the deeply welcoming universe....Read More
Categories: 7th grade, death, dream,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Legacy Of Edgar Allan Poe
Dear Edgar, the ages will not separate my laud to you, the gloomy obsidian roses of my devotion always glint and bloom of a mourning so timeless, that tolls its moroseness for your broken spirit soaring on the...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, devotion, for
Form: Elegy
China Syndrome
There goes the water where we find all the fish There goes the earth where we grow all the food There goes an ideological wish Another tenet of Darwin, misconstrued China Syndrome Melting and melting into the ground China Syndrome Burning and...Read More
Categories: abuse, america, environment, farewell,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Vanessa Guillen
She was a twenty year old Latina U.S. Army enlisted soldier, it takes a reserve of steel in her soul for a woman to enlist, to sign on the line, then to toe the line, God bestowed gifts to...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, beautiful, bereavement,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member You Came Home
About-face, young, yet so aged, translucent, marching silently into a column of gold~lined clouds, bloodshot eyes burning for sleep, close them as you wipe the sweat and sand from your newly freed soul, damn the cold kiss from Death, as...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, death, god,
Form: Elegy
You were not perfect But you were good. You were decent And I have only recently Understood The true meaning Of that word And what it can cost. You were a man whose moral compass Never seemed to falter, Whose honesty would not alter No matter...Read More
Categories: death, father son, relationship,
Form: Elegy

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Definition | What is Elegy in Poetry?