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elegiac

1. resembling, characteristic of, relating to, or appropriate to an elegy
2. denoting or written in elegiac couplets or elegiac stanzas
3. an elegiac couplet or stanza
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Skirting the thorny debates about the generic definition of the Metamorphoses, Mayor scrutinizes how a new literary context assimilates the world of subjective elegy/ He observes the possible transformation undergone by elegiac forms once Ovid incorporates them into a poem whose central theme is precisely change.
2) This is perhaps most strikingly illustrated in the poem's first section, as Satan obsessively recapitulates the fall of the angels and describes his mingled bewilderment and despair at the punishment that he and his followers have earned through elegiac questions such as "Hwaer com engla orym, / pe we on heofnum habban sceoldan?
7, the ghostly Cynthia portrays herself as the elegiac hero: she is faithful and long-suffering while the lover-poet is faithless and cruel.
1) In this last work, Woolf joins her contemporaries in making the elegiac mode one of the dominant strains of modernist literature, but her participation has a critical edge to it.
by Piet Kee, Elegiac Romance by Ireland, Feux Follets by Vierne, Fantasie and Fugue D Minor by Reger, as well as Jos van der Kooy's own improvisation on a theme submitted at an earlier concert.
It was a nice programming touch to bring together a British orchestra, French conductor (the irrepressible Yan Pascal Tortelier whose bouncy, effervescent style on the box is a delight) and German soloist in a sort-of musical reconciliation - in this case through Elgar's elegiac Cello Concerto, penned in the wake of WWI.
1) With her first small volume of poetry titled Elegiac Sonnets, and Other Essays, Charlotte Smith of Bignor Park entered the English literary marketplace in 1784 as a Petrarch for her era, aspiring to both the lifetime recognition and lasting fame achieved by her laureled fourteenth-century Italian predecessor.
The water imagery, with its sinuous flow, casual surrealism and dreamlike, ominous quality, underscored by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell's bluesy, elegiac score, slowly reveals a racial divide eerily similar to the one informing Spike Lee's magisterial Katrina doc "When the Levees Broke:' An art piece, a sociopolitical document and a musical meditation, "Flood" should strike chords with niche audiences.
It is an elegant and elegiac ode to a motherland from a devoted son.
MacDonald (English, film studies, Wilfrid Laurier University) considers the female elegiac mode as it appears in 20th-century Canadian poetry written by women.
Rudiments of Flight is elegiac and celebratory, dauntless in its exploration of both the "soul's geometry" and the metaphysics of everyday minutiae.
THE THINGS WE DID FOR LOVE, BY NATASHA FARRANT THE third book by writer and literary scout Natasha Farrant is an elegiac love story set during the month of February 1944, also acting as homage to the French village of Oradoursur-Glane whose inhabitants were inexplicably murdered by a German military division in June 1944.