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Elegy was originally used for a type of poetic metre (Elegiac metre), but is also used for a poem of mourning, from the Greek elegos, a reflection on the death of someone or on a sorrow generally - which is a form of lyric poetry. In addition, an elegy (sometimes spelled elegíe) may be a type of musical work, usually in a sad and somber attitude. It is not to be confused with a eulogy. Today the elegy has evolved into the modern elegy. Look up elegy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Meter (British English spelling: metre) describes the linguistic sound patterns of a verse. ... Elegiac refers either to those compositions that are like elegies or to a specific poetic meter used in Classical elegies. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Some notable elegies include:

Musical elegies: Sextus Aurelius Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet born between 57 BC and 46 BC in or near Mevania, who died in around 12 BC. Like Virgil and Ovid, Propertius was also a member of the poetic circle of neoteric poets which collected around Mæcenas. ... Thomas Gray Thomas Gray (December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771), was an English poet, classical scholar and professor of history at Cambridge University. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ... -1... Adonais is an epic poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley as an elegy to John Keats in 1821. ... Evgeny Baratynsky (1800-1844) was a Russian Romantic and symbolic poet. ... William Cullen Bryant William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 - June 12, 1878) an American Romantic poet, journalist, political adviser, and homeopath, was born in Cummington, Massachusetts, the second son of Peter Bryant, a doctor and later a state legislator, and Sarah Snell; the William Cullen Bryant Homestead, his boyhood home... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Thanatopsis Thanatopsis is a poem written by William Cullen Bryant when he was just seventeen years of age. ... Jan Kochanowski Jan Kochanowski (1530 - August 22, 1584) was a Polish Renaissance poet and writer. ... Jan Kochanowski with the dead body of his daughter, Urszulka. ... Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819–March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. ... Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (August 6, 1809 - October 6, 1892) is generally regarded as one of the greatest English poets. ... Chidiock Tichborne (1558–September 20, 1586) is remembered as an English conspirator and poet. ... The initial page of the Peterborough Chronicle, likely scribed around 1150, is one of the major sources of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. ... The gat is an Old English poem from the 10th century, preserved in the Exeter Book. ... This article is about the epic poem. ... The Seafarer and The Wanderer are two Old English poems included in the Exeter Book. ... Wikisource has original works written by or about: Charlotte Turner Smith Charlotte Turner Smith (May 4, 1749 - October 28, 1806) was an English poet and novelist whose works have been credited with influencing Jane Austen and particularly Charles Dickens. ... Rainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926) is considered one of the German languages greatest 20th century poets. ... The Duino Elegies (German Duineser Elegien) are a set of ten elegies written in German by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke from 1912 to 1922. ... Edward Kamau Brathwaite (born 1931) is a Barbadian writer, poet and dramatist; his poetry explores the African and Caribbean roots of his country and his people. ... Elegies For Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Also known as simply Elegies) is a musical theatre production comprising free verse poems and songs which have been written to reflect the lives of people who have lived with and died from AIDS. There are over 30 poems in the piece, each...

Elegy in Painting Species Several, including: Tristania laurina Tristania neriifolia Tristania is a genus of a few species of plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae, native to New South Wales, Australia, closely related to Callistemon. ... Lars Winnerbäck, Lars Mattias Winnerbäck (born Nilsson), (born October 19, 1975), often called Lasse, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. ... Frank Ticheli (born Jan 21, 1958 in Monroe, Louisiana) is an American composer of orchestral, choral, chamber, and concert band works. ... Frail Words Collapse is the second full length album by Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, their first release on the record label Metal Blade. ... For the novel by William Faulkner, see As I Lay Dying (novel). ... Gabriel Faurés Élégie pour violoncelle et orchestre, Op. ... Gabriel Urbain Fauré (May 12, 1845 – November 4, 1924) was a French composer, organist, pianist, and teacher. ... Portrait of Sergei Rachmaninoff (1925) by Konstantin Somov This article is about the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. ... Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (January 7, 1899 - January 30, 1963) was a French composer. ... Karl Jenkins (born February 17, 1944) is a Welsh musician and composer. ... Stormwatch (1979) is an album by the rock group Jethro Tull - the third in a trilogy of albums mixing traditional British Isles folk harmonies with more conventional pop rock music. ... Jethro Tull are a Grammy Award winning English rock band that formed in 1967-1968[1]. Their music is marked by the distinctive vocal style and lead flute work of front man Ian Anderson. ... Elegy is an EP by gothic metal band Leaves Eyes. ... Leaves Eyes is a gothic metal band with folk metal elements from Norway/Germany assembled in 2003, shortly before singer Liv Kristine was fired from Theatre of Tragedy. ... New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 from the remaining members of Joy Division—Bernard Sumner (vocals, guitars, synthesizers), Peter Hook (bass, electronic drums), and Stephen Morris (drums, synthesizers). ... Fire and Rain was the breakout single released in February 1970 by singer-songwriter James Taylor. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him one of the standouts in Southern Californias confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. ... Ill Be Missing You is a song and hit single recorded by Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112, in memory of fellow Bad Boy Records artist The Notorious B.I.G., who was murdered on March 9, 1997. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... 112 is also the standard emergency phone number in the European Union and on GSM cellphones, analogous to 911 in the US. Events Imp. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... -1... Get Rad album cover, 2003 Inspection 12 is a pop punk band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Terminate Damnation is the debut album by Christian metal band Becoming the Archetype. ... Becoming The Archetype is a Christian metalcore/death metal band on Solid State Records that formed in 1999 out of Dacula, Georgia. ... The Weakerthans are a four-piece (and sometimes six-piece[1]) Canadian indie rock band that blends punk-inflected folk rock with award-winning,[2] literate, introspective lyrics. ...

Robert Motherwell, 1971 Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 – July 16, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. ...

Further reading

Max Cavitch, American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). ISBN 081664893X


Jahan Ramazani, Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy fom Hardy to Heaney (University of Chicago Press, 1994) ISBN 0226703401.


Peter M. Sacks, The English Elegy: Studies in the Genre from Spenser to Yeats (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987) ISBN 0801834716


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Elegy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (119 words)
Elegy was originally used for a type of poetic metre (Elegiac metre), but is also used for a poem of mourning, from the Greek elegos, a reflection on the death of someone or on a sorrow generally.
In addition, an elegy (sometimes spelled elegíe) may be a type of musical work, usually in a sad and somber attitude.
Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
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