Elegy Poems | Definition and Examples of Elegy Poetry

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Example and Definition of Elegy

An Elegy is a type of poem that typically expresses a lament for the dead. Its roots are in traditional Greek metrical poetry and there were many written surrounding the deaths of famous figures. Elegies carried an emotional weight due to this subject matter, and their endings would normally be a type of consolation to...Read More

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threnody, knell, requiem, lament, plaint, death song, funeral song,

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Categories: america, celebration, community, courage,
39
by Stewart Watkins
Malcolm was on the brink of 40 
And Martin had just turned 39

Two of God's foot soldiers taken so quickly,
way before their time

Or maybe it...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Matthew Scott Harris Born January 13th, 1959
by matthew harris
Thank ye immensely devoted sister Shari
   for availing Shana Aubrey
an expansive plethora of blessedly
   extravagant opportunities
wherein here anatomical fist-sized noggin i.e....

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Categories: memorial
IMPRESSIONS
by Derek Van Til
IMPRESSIONS

Though life will never be the same without you
Trying to figure out what I’m going to do
Because of your absence here
The night you went home,...

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Categories: tribute
A Young Fool's Legacy
by Jim Slaughter
I think I may have puzzled out
The tree Joyce Kilmer wrote about.
It is an oak, as someone said,
But now she's old and nearly dead.
Her roots...

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Categories: death of a friend,
UNTITLED 1
by Derek Van Til
UNTITLED #1

Life is short, as you all know
So make the best of what you have and grow
Enjoy the rest of your days as if it's...

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Categories: dark, death, sorrow, war
Premium MemberThe Night Glows Darkly
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Raging, fierce winds of Mars
marched across Earth’s skyscape,
	in the season of the decline of Man
Fall of the God-chosen specie,
autumn of impending extinction
Twas an apocalyptic mushroom...

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Categories: grief, growing up, loss,
Hundredth Birthday 5-29-2017
by John P Marmaro
A hundred years of age—a birthday rarely reached; 
He never got to fifty, and fifty years are gone
And more. That afternoon the TV set was...

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Categories: nostalgia
Premium MemberView from the Bridge
by Geoffrey Brewer
VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

From the bridge, track the ghosts of line, goods yard, Old Town Station 
Where we lingered and noted the numbers of each...

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Categories: africa, betrayal, care, community,
i am known
by Shamaine shamie
i am known 
I am everywhere,
searching for you,
I finish young or old people,
I finish pure and impure people,
beautiful or ugly people,
I do not choose,

I am...

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Categories: allusion, love hurts, sad
Premium MemberPulmonary Pain
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Sitting in an abandoned house,
holding a letter and a ring
Scarlet words of separation
silently speak of deep hurtful things
Lifting cloudy-eyed me from a cold bed,
looking thru...

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Categories: angel, beautiful, blessing, death,
Enter Into The Light
by Steven Espinosa
I feel my soul
I touch your strength
We are not forgotten
Like the ocean's of old
The skies of new
Can this be true
Heaven awaits us
May God bless me...

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Categories: allegory, life
Hard times
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu
Hard time is a guest
it carries apples in her bag
a cane around the waist
To get her apples she canes
unwelcome, she canes
in the end smiles erupt

...

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Categories: betrayal, satire
The greatest sufferer
by Solomon Ochwo-Oburu
Food is the greatest sufferer
fingers pinch it but  no cry
teeth bite it but no cry
throat swallows but no cry
enzymes destroy it but no cry
it...

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Categories: cry, dad, death, deep,
Rest Easy
by Anthony Oliveira
Don't cry, don't cry;
Close your eyes and die;
Don't cry, don't cry;
I still love you, don't wonder why.
Don't cry, don't cry; 
My lips tell no lie;
Don't...

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Categories: animal, beautiful, creation, cute
Prince Of A Cat - Ninth Life Long Since Spent
by matthew harris
Preface to this brief bitty
written snap ting snapshot – word ditty
dates back before I reached gritty
age of eight and fifty, aye recall a kitty
rescued by...

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Categories: family, giving, hello, me,
The Many Talents Of Boyce Brandon Harris first addition
by matthew harris
Sparks of inspiration fueled frisson building, crafting, 
designing, a gamut of glorious finished products, that 
offset bereft reaction dad experienced at workplace. 
Seventh heaven for...

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Categories: celebration, character, creation, dad,
The Many Talents Of Boyce Brandon Harris second addition
by matthew harris
Away from tireless desk job i.e.,which obliged 
swearing allegiance, fealty, loyalty within complex 
edifice, where obsolete quaint rubric, schematic, 
thematic mantra "We Bring Good Things...

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Categories: corruption, death, vanity
Premium MemberThe Devil's Game
by July Morning
you pick and choose
you buy and sell
you never lose
you live so well
your dying wish
was that you'd be
so bloody rich
then all would see
your name on high
above...

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Categories: anger, courage, dad, desire,
Benediction To My Father, And Apology For Disallowing
by matthew harris
	A Healthy Relationship Betwixt Yourself And Only Heir

A hint of helping this wholesome Harris son 
cane across thru the air
Hence this poetic expression 
of gratitude...

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Categories: age, boy, cry, dedication,
Benediction To My Father, And Apology For Disallowing
by matthew harris
A hint of helping this wholesome Harris son
can across thru the air
Hence this poetic expression
of gratitude Matthew Scott wants to blare
And communicate my genuine
appreciation crystal...

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Categories: art, poetry
Even After Death
by James McLain
Even after death,
Remember what all whom have
In love have said.

Per chance the rest forget,
When living stayed unsaid.
For I am not, above below
An underworld.

And as the...

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Categories: death, sad
Death Affair
by Stephanie Allen
It’s a family Affair
Even though it’s a time of despair 
We get all dolled up
Beautiful you look as well
Is it not your day
It’s quite hard...

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Categories: allegory, allusion
Ribbons and Roses
by SEAN SOLOMON
I've never seen you so beautiful
I'm truly overwhelmed
 
With that fixed smile on your face
and a touch of blush on your cheeks
I would swear you're...

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Categories: hope, poems, teenage, youth
Seventeen
by Yasu Ogikubo
Seventeen


Without a word, he became a star in the sky
Without a goodbye, he became a memory in our mind

Seventeen years, he lived his life
Seventeen years,...

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Categories: absence, anger, art, career,
GREEN DAY yesterday
by MATTHEW harris
Billie Joe Armstrong, 
   Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool
which trio known (the world wide web over) 
   as the band Green...

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Categories: death, peace
BARTER OF A KIND
by Amar Agarwala
Do you wish to take a Sabbath
From this world of anguish and lie?
Go visit the cemetery
You will surely find one nearby.

There you can barter your...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, little sister,
Have you seen our little sister
by Julian Scutts
How wan the lily of the vale, 
How sick the rose. 
No children play, 
No children sing. 

Have you seen our little sister? 
We saw...

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Categories: angst, autumn, humanity
Nat the Nut's prophetic vision
by Julian Scutts
No one seemed to take much note at first.
Old-timers on park benches passed a comment or two,
Somebody wrote a letter to the local rag,
but no...

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Categories: appreciation, assonance, bereavement, funeral
O foolish tree
by Julian Scutts
Tell me, O willow, why dost thou weep
beside the lake? Why dost thou weep? 

I will not tell thee why I do weep, 
why I...

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Categories: age, blessing, food, humor,
Thanks4giving me reason to write mish mashed gobbledygook
by MATTHEW harris
this own lee bro' thar of yars 
   dashed analogously graced
on par how a marathon runner raced
to Macbook Pro laptop computer post haste...

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Categories: bereavement, blue, death, emotions,
Can't Believe It
by Stewart Watkins
Just today, I was scrolling down the infamous feed
Stopping for a couple of laughs, evading the ignorance, 
soaking up some knowledge; not knowing my heart
would...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, december, for
yule tide pageant merry go round first spin
by MATTHEW harris
Panoply of mystical elements of holly day style 
breathe prez sense frostily exaled aired
per millennia athwart 
(this terrestrial spaceship planet Earth)

two plus seventeen carousel rides...

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Categories: allegory, america, anniversary, candy,
Yule tide pageant merry go round second spin
by MATTHEW harris
such heretics pitched headlong 
into fiendish frothing furnace
forcing obeisance toward primitive popular 
identified, honored, glorified father figure
expressing devotion re: 
decking the halls of the mountain...

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Categories: absence
TEARS NEVER DRY
by Moses Ondeng
Nothing lasts forever
Forever I will remember this
As they are the words you said to me
Me and you...you and I 
Whatever...
Had an unbreakable bond
So they were...

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Categories: blessing, christian, courage, encouraging,
Tired And Weary
by Rainbow Promise
At a Ripe Old Age tired and weary,
You slipped into that relaxed mode;
Your bones and joints having waxed and waned,
No longer performed as in yesterday.

Muscles,...

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