He correctly asserts of the Elegies
that "Their Being was to be beyond the poem," but is that a virtue?
34) This is an exercise in occupatio: of the fifteen elegies
printed in the 1633 and 1635 editions of Donne's poems, twelve not only admit they cannot speak of Donne as he deserves but declare emphatically that they are not prepared to touch the job (very reasonably, given Corbett's specified qualification).
associated Peter with Mountjoy (not only because of the Devon connection but for reasons I'll mention in a moment), then Ford and Daniel may be implicated only incidentally, not as West Country poets but as protobiographers whose elegies
constituted the readiest sources for Mountjoy's life and death.
3) In the light of these opinions Burney's single sentence about Linley and Jackson certainly appears complimentary, even if the praise is restricted to their elegies
Given the funereal air of The Gutenberg Elegies
, it is hardly surprising that he can only lament a proliferation of options: "Our postmodern culture is a vast fabric of competing isms; we are leaderless and subject to the terrors, masked as the freedoms, of an absolute relativism.
If we accept as plausible that surviving elegy developed out of a traditional form that was orally composed and transmitted, Theognis' strong claim to have protected a fixed text from theft or change is comprehensible as a recognition of the advantages of committing his elegies
Acknowledged as Rilke's finest achievement (with the possible exception of his Sonnets to Orpheus) and one of the century's poetic masterpieces, the Duino Elegies
is praised for its supple language, its experimentation with meter and rhyme, and its profound meditation on human existence.
The book owes its title to the addressee and heroine of some of these elegies
An elegy on the death of Abraham Lincoln, Lilacs is one of Whitman's finest poems and one of the great elegies
of world literature.
Many are elegies
for specific victims of the plague.
Rilke conceived the plan of all ten elegies
as a whole, though ten years elapsed before the poem found its final form.
Jones, JD, LLM, MPH, Esquire, Co-Trustee with Ronnie Kroell of GeekNerdWonk Charitable Foundation, "Composer Finn's Elegies
invites each of us to honor our beloved family members; whether by birth or choice.
The text and notes can guide any student who has mastered intermediate Latin and wishes to read a selection of love elegies
by Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid in the original, but Nikkanen particularly has in mind supporting students who are reading elegies
in preparation for the British awarding body OCR's AS or A level Latin examination.
Raucci (classics, Union College) explores the role of vision in ancient Roman love elegy, focusing on how elegists such as Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid engaged in an appropriation of Roman visual culture and Roman cultural modes of seeing in their elegies
, building her readings on the ancient Roman understandings of the eye and vision and thus reconstructing the elegists use of the eye and vision within their contemporary context familiar to the readers of the elegies
Thyrsis" is the third of the three great pastoral elegies
in English poetry, the other two being Milton's "Lycidas" and Shelley's "Adonais.