Personally I reckon “threnody” will give even Jordan 's page-turners a run for their money.
The most famous as well as the most powerful and original of Bion's poems remaining to us is the threnody upon Adonis.
I never hated any piece of music as I came to hate that threnody of treason.
The subject of the threnody is a nymph of the name of Dido, whose identity can only be vaguely conjectured.
The Finale is a threnody, one of overpowering grief, the motto of which might be "vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Is there any threnody over a death half so unutterably sad as that one jest over a life?
The beautiful "threnody" on the death of his boy, reveals the sorrow of a soaring mind rather than the grief of a crushed heart.
From below a new sound had been added to the threnody of the hills; a new note, grumbling and roaring, insistent and strong.
This picture was regarded as “a hymn of jubilation for what was attained and a threnody for the sacrifice it had cost.”
Yet the single poem 'threnody' would establish Emerson's title to a place among the guild of poets.
"song of lamentation," 1630s, from Greek threnodia, from threnos "dirge, lament" + oide "ode" (see ode). Greek threnos probably is from a PIE imitative root meaning "to murmur, hum;" cf. Old English dran "drone," Gothic drunjus "sound," Greek tenthrene "a kind of wasp."