Definition of Elegies

1. Noun. (plural of elegy) ¹



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Definition of Elegies

1. elegy [n] - See also: elegy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elegies

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Literary usage of Elegies

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1. English Literature, from the Beginning to the Norman Conquest by Stopford Augustus Brooke (1898)
"CHAPTER X THE elegies AND THE RIDDLES WE have closed the last chapter with the name of ... These elegies are steeped in regret for the glory of the past, ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1778)
"Love elegies, tfo. is. 6d. ... elegies, though they do not contain many original thoughts, nor many lines-above the common level of poetry, yet, ..."

3. The Poems of John Donne by John Donne, James Russell Lowell, Grolier Club (1895)
"elegies UPON THE AUTHOR. TO THE MEMORY OF MY EVEE DESIRED FRIEND DOCTOR DONNE. ... At common graves we have poetic eyes Can melt themselves in easy elegies ..."

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