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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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Murray Schafer's Threnody when I was in high school.
or "Alone, Alone"), mythopoetic, a threnody of loss defined and undefinable.
Here, rather than encountering the expected threnody in which the beauty of a dying woman would be classically glorified, as the character fades into death, description centers on the flow of blood from the sliced carotid artery and details the emergence of laughter instead of mourning.
In the AIDS era, there was Thom Gunn's collection, The Man with Night Sweats (1992), a threnody for the plague victims that can only be read with pauses for reflection; Michael Cunningham's novel, The Hours (1998); and especially Larry Kramer's justifiably angry documentary-style drama, The Normal Heart (1985).
Featuring Stephen Montague's Dark Sun, a threnody to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the piece will form the climax of the Festival with a public performance in the surroundings of Pritchard Jones Hall.
Images of wartime deprivation, close-knit communities, quiet backwaters, seaside outings and 1960s high-rise flats cumulatively created a threnody to a disappearing working-class Britain.
Entre sus publicaciones mas recientes se encuentra: The Politics of the Scream in a Threnody.
Maf the Dog, like Lolita, like The Great Gatsby, is a threnody for lost innocence.
A threnody is a dirge or lament, and certainly not what the dawn chorus is about, in my woods or anyone else's.
For connoisseurs of the jeremiad, Dalrymple's The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism will be a necessary purchase; with Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses (2005) and Not with a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline (2008), The New Vichy Syndrome completes a three-part threnody on the victims of intellectual failure.
Poems (Coffee House Press, 2006), Threnody (Erring Press, 2006), and
Perhaps if they leaned hard enough a kind of Braille memento mori might be forged, imprinted as a warning threnody on the fabric of the national psyche.
The queen made several appreciative remarks, but George VI looked on in silence, until the rich blacks, which run like a threnody through the series, drew from him his famous remark: 'You seem to have very bad luck with your weather, Mr Piper.
The work, Umuntu: Threnody and Dances, has explicit dramatic directions and staging included in its score.