By Amanda Lovitt
The History of Elegy poems
Why are these types of poems written?
Characteristics of Elegy Poems
With the farming of a verse
Make a vineyard of the curse,
Sing of human unsuccess
In a rapture of distress;
In the deserts of the heart
Let the healing fountain start,
In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise.
"Poetry: The Forms and the History Elegy." Poetry: The Forms and the History Elegy by Catherine Wilson. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.
"Elegy." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.