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Synonyms for threnody

a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

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In Britain, where Churchill remains the playwright's playwright (and, perhaps, the actor's playwright as well), she does not command the public profile of, say, David Hare, who is now penning political threnodies (Via Dolorosa) for himself to appear in, and as of April will have had four plays on Broadway in the last 13 months; or Tom Stoppard - a likely Academy Award nominee for his screenplay (with Marc Norman) Shakespeare in Love - who, back in the realm of theatre, continues to feed the National and the West End, currently with The Invention of Love.
City building and city growth cannot be explained by focusing on urban failures and urban pathologies, or by wallowing in threnodies of woe.
Haralambidhis's Famagusta or Niki Ladhaki's "July Cries," belongs to the touching corpus of threnodies about national catastrophes since 1453.
The famous composer of threnodies, Cai Yong [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] (133-92), wrote, in a tomb inscription for the Later Han scholar-at-home Juan Dian [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] (95-169), who could not be humbled into accepting the eminent positions offered him,
And she wrote any number of eloquent threnodies to commemorate the lives of anonymous New Englanders.
But if Mahon's personae often voice bitterness and betrayal in their pastoral threnodies, then Mahon himself contradicts their laments with his characteristically ironic distance.
It is as if we shoved huge stones aside to make room for our little threnodies.
It appears that the friar encouraged adaptation of secular tunes for the settings of devotional poetry, a form of religious contrafacta in which carnival tunes could be converted to Lenten threnodies.