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Elegy GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Elegy GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈel.ə.dʒi/ (noun)

Definition

a sad and mournful song or poem over the death of someone, funeral poem, sorrowful speech, threnody, dirge, lament, lamentation, eulogy, requiem, funeral song

Example

In English literature, an elegy is a poem of serious reflection, usually a lament for the dead. However, “for all of its pervasiveness … the ‘elegy’ remains remarkably ill defined: sometimes used as a catch-all to denominate texts of a somber or pessimistic tone, sometimes as a marker for textual monumentalizing, and sometimes strictly as a sign of a lament for the dead”.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/

Parts of speech

Adjective: elegiac

Adverb: elegiacally

Noun: elegist

Verb: elegize

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