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ELEGY

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Type of lyric poem: A sad, solemn poem written when someone dies, to lament (mourn) for the person who died.

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ELEGY

  1. 1. • ELEGY
  2. 2. Type of lyric poem A sad, solemn poem written when someone dies, to lament (mourn) for the person who died.
  3. 3. •Origins from 7th Century B.C. ancient Greece •Written in response to death
  4. 4. TONE OF ELEGY •Melancholy tone •Mourning a person, or object
  5. 5. EXAMPLES OF ELEGY • "Fugue of Death" - Paul Celan •"O Captain! My Captain!" - Walt Whitman •"To An Athlete Dying Young" - Alfred Edward Housman •"Friend," - Jean Valentine •"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" - Thomas Grey
  6. 6. •A traditional elegy has three basic parts that come in order in the poem: •1) Grief: an expression of sadness •2) Admiration: praise for the recently deceased •3) Acceptance: coming to terms with loss

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