Examples of elegy in a Sentence
“O Captain! My Captain!” is Walt Whitman's elegy on the death of President Lincoln
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This memoir moves swiftly along on parallel tracks of mystery and elegy, as Perry searches through the extensive police files pertaining to her mother’s murder, when the author was 12.
The Center Will Not Hold, however, is also that rarest of things: An elegy to someone who is still alive.
Springsteen has long since abandoned the song’s original version — oft-misconstrued by clueless politicians looking for a rally soundtrack — transforming it into a bone-rattling acoustic elegy.
Spinning beauties: As software phases out screen savers, Jacob Brogan writes an elegy for the dreams of machines.
Today, the commissioner's words serve as an elegy for a paradise that was lost again for the 69th straight time.
His latest album, Below the House (The Flenser), is a lyrical mix of drone and slowcore, an ominously bland elegy for nowhere in particular.
Héloïse Letissier), is even sparser, a heartbreak song that may be an elegy, with countermelodies in flutes and steel drums appearing and vanishing around Ms. Letissier’s voice.
That is the uncomfortable truth at the core of Mr. Guerra’s tragic cinematic elegy for vanished indigenous civilizations in the Amazon jungle.
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