threnody

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threnody

, threnode
an ode, song, or speech of lamentation, esp for the dead
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The Eye of the Earth is a threnodic evocation of the tragic depredations of our natural being by urbanizing, and/or modernizing and who, rather than plough the earth, plunders it.
When she gives him the gun, Althea challenges Michael to pick up the gun anytime he thinks he can make a better world, taunting him with the threnodic question, "How does it feel?
The poem's threnodic mood loops in swiftly, thwarting and partially overwriting the humiliation with quiet revelations of love and dignity: