literary genre

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".
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genre: elegy


Ars amatoria

elegy series by Ovid

author: Ovid

Elegiarum libri IV

literair werk van Jan Kochanowski

author: Jan Kochanowski



elegy by Ovid

author: Ovid

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