elegos = mournful poem
The only known surviving document from that village was a funerary elegy, which gives depth to historians' knowledge of the poetic formats used during the time period.
The balladic elegy spoke of hopeless loss and regret, and his cheeks were wet not halfway through reading it.
Although he claims to write about a wide array of subjects, all of his poems seem to end up being elegaic prose; I'm unsure that he has ever composed anything that was not pertaining to death.
Given by the reserved and ceremonious elegy delivered by her brother, it was obvious that the household's sibling relations were not very tight; he lacked any emotion or familiarity in his voice, despite the fact that many others were stricken with grief at her loss.
- Edgar Allen Poe
- "Oh Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman