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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]
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When I saw Bush booed and whistled (whistling being the European boo) at the Pope John Paul II's funeral, and realized that people devout and grief-stricken enough to brave those crowds to attend their religious leader's last rites felt moved even in that solemn context to tell the international cameras what they thought of the American president, it occurred to me--not for the first time, but more strikingly than ever--that most of the world would not buy a used car or a Bill of Rights from this man.
A grief-stricken Nicklaus announced that he would take a break from competing in some major golf tournaments to spend more time with his family.
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Grief-stricken by the loss of her family, Green puts thorns on her clothes and nails on her boots, and covers her skin with tattoos of black vines and black roses, renaming herself "Ash.