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The poems are elegiac, brooding and death-obsessed, haunted by intimations of mortality, by ghosts facing backward with regret and forward with trepidation.Louise Gluck’s first collection since her Nobel gracefully captures our fragility|Troy Jollimore|November 4, 2021|Washington Post
The novel balances stunning prose, depicting the characters’ elegiac love for their land and community, with a sobering lesson about the implications of environmental racism.20 Essential Works of Climate Fiction for Your Reading List|smurguia|October 5, 2021|Outside Online
It doesn’t help that “Joe Bell” works overtime to tug our heartstrings with its swelling, elegiac score or its reliance on tear-jerking tropes, nor that the focus on Joe’s inner turmoil effectively upstages Jadin’s torment.Wahlberg walks for redemption in disappointing ‘Joe Bell’|John Paul King|July 22, 2021|Washington Blade
They are variously loud, meditative, dramatic, witty, sexy, searing, and elegiac.
“I drive through the streets and see people without hope,” he says in the elegiac narration that ends the film.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?|Jimmy So|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Six Feet Under ended its six-season run with perhaps the most elegiac, moving final scene a series has ever produced.‘Breaking Bad’ and TV’s Five Most Shocking Flash-Forward Scenes|Kevin Fallon|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As David Quammen described in his elegiac The Song of the Dodo, islands are “where species go to die.”Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?|Melissa Holbrook Pierson|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he is one of the best deadline artists in the business, and his series on the dying of his father was unflinching and elegiac.John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012|John Avlon|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Can any of your readers tell me whence comes the following Sotadic Elegiac poem, and construe it for me?
Such were among the great elegiac poets of Rome, who were generally devoted to the delineation of the passion of love.
Tibullus, also a famous elegiac poet, was born the same year as Ovid, and was the friend of the poet Horace.
On the fall of Napoleon, Béranger took it upon himself to sing the glory of the fallen empire in elegiac strains.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
Eugenia failed not to observe her appointment the next morning, which was devoted to elegiac poetry.Camilla|Fanny Burney