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elegy

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a composition expressing one's grief over a loss
  • "O Captain! My Captain!" is Walt Whitman's elegy on the death of President Lincoln

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The first known use of elegy was in 1501

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“Elegy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elegy. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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