threnody

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threnody

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an ode, song, or speech of lamentation, esp for the dead
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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,
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.