Grief


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Grief

Adonais
Shelley’s elegy for John Keats. [Br. Lit.: “Adonais” in Benét, 10]
Aedon
changed to nightingale for murdering son; her song funereal. [Gk. Legend: NCE, 24]
Aegiale (Aegle)
her tears of grief become amber. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 6]
All Souls’ Day
holy day of prayer for repose of departed souls. [Christianity: Brewer Dictionary, 1021]
arms reversed
visual symbol of grieving. [Heraldry: Jobes, 128]
Artemisia
(fl. 4th century B.C.) built Mausoleum to commemorate husband. [Gk. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 32]
Balder (Baldur)
when he was slain, all things on earth wept. [Scand. Myth: Brewer Dictionary, 70]
Canens Janus’s
daughter; cried herself to death over disappearance of husband, Picus. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 49]
Ceres
grieving over the loss of her daughter Persephone, she withholds her gifts from the earth, thus bringing on winter. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton Mythology, 49]
Clementine
forty-niner’s drowned daughter; “lost and gone forever.” [Am. Music: Leach, 236]
cypress
symbol of mourning. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 402]
dandelion
symbol of grief. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 413]
Eos
inconsolably weeps for slain son, Memnon. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1065]
Grief
Adams memorial by St.- Gaudens in Washington, D. C. [Am. Art: EB, VIII: 781]
Hecuba
mourns the death of her children. [Gk. Drama: Benét, 450]
Hyacinthus
beautiful youth, accidentally killed; from his blood sprang flower marked with letters Al, a lament. [Gk. Myth: Howe, 134]
In Memoriam
Tennyson’s tribute to his friend, A. H. Hallam. [Br. Lit.: Harvey, 808]
Kaddish
a prayer said for a close relative. [Judaism: Jobes, II, 901]
Kinah
woeful dirge recited on Tishah b’Av. [Judaism: Wigoder, 342]
Kumalo, Rev. Stephen Zulu
clergyman saddened by fate of fellow blacks. [South African Lit.: Cry, the Beloved Country]
Libbeus the Apostle
gentlest apostle, dies from despair at Christ’s death. [Ger. Lit.: The Messiah]
Lycidas
Milton’s elegy for his friend, Edward King (1637). [Br. Lit.: NCE, 1781]
marigold
symbol of grief. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Niobe
weeps unceasingly for her murdered children. [Gk. Myth.: Wheeler, 259]
O Captain! My Captain!
Whitman’s elegy commemorating Lincoln’s death. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 726]
On My First Son
Ben Jonson’s short poem mourning the death of his first son. [Br. Lit.: Norton, 243]
Pietà
representation of sorrowing Virgin with dead Christ. [Art: Hall, 246]
poppy
symbol of consolation. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176; Kunz, 329]
Rachel
massacre of innocents fulfills prophecy that she will weep. [N.T.: Matthew 2:18; Jeremiah 31:15]
red on blue
symbol of death and mourning. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
shivah
seven days of grieving following close relative’s burial. [Judaism: Wigoder, 550]
swallow
bird that cried “consolation” at Lord’s crucifixion. [Animal Symbolism: Brewer Dictionary, 1050]
Tishah be’Av
(9th of Av) Jewish day of lamentation for destruction of Temple. [Judaism: Wigoder, 51]
Wailing Wall
Western wall where Jews lament the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. [Judaism: EB, X: 627]
weeping willow
symbolizes grief at loss. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d
Whitman poem mourns the death of Lincoln. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 1085]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
As he made this reflection, he fancied he hard a groan in the room above him; and he thought immediately of poor Mousqueton, whom he felt it was a pleasing duty to divert from his grief. For this purpose he left the hall hastily to seek the worthy intendant, as he had not returned.
Poyser--she's my aunt, and she has heard of your great affliction, and is very sorry; and I'm come to see if I can be any help to you in your trouble; for I know your sons Adam and Seth, and I know you have no daughter; and when the clergyman told me how the hand of God was heavy upon you, my heart went out towards you, and I felt a command to come and be to you in the place of a daughter in this grief, if you will let me."
Seth was so happy now Dinah was in the house that he could not help thinking her presence was worth purchasing with a life in which grief incessantly followed upon grief; but the next moment he reproached himself--it was almost as if he were rejoicing in his father's sad death.
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If you are struggling to cope with grief, talk to someone about your emotions and how they are impacting you.
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