Examples of Authors Who Wrote Elegies

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"Fixed Line spacing" An elegy is a poem that reflects upon death. It is a very good way for people to release stress. It makes others think. An elegy to some people, is very depressing to read. Most of thge time it tells the truth about a side of a persons life, that no one knows about. An elegy could be a real breath taker, if taken the right way. There are many well known elegy authors. One of them is Thomas Gray. Gray wrote the elegy “Written in a Country Churchyard.';In Gray’s poem, he compares the life of a human with a day. The morning would be the person when they were young. High noon would be around middle age. The evening would be when they are elderly. For the obsticles people have to go through in their life, he puts in wind, rain, and so on to reflect upon the difficult tasks one faces. Thomas Gray wrote another poem called “The curse upon Edward.'; In this poem, Gray does not compare and contrast. He talks about death up front. He says that “The shrieks of death, thro’ Berkley’s roof that ring.';(Gray. 821) Gray has a way of writing lines in difficult ways, that you could have used six words to explain the sentence. In his last poem “The Progress of Poesy,'; Gray has a different way of explaining his point of view. In this particular poem he pertains to life as a drink. He wants the reader to get a mental picture of a human , drinking life like a glass of tea. Grays point, is the a person has total control of what they do, and what a person does not do. If one makes a mistake, just shake it off and start over again. Two other well known elegy authors, are Burton Raffel, and Charles W. Kennedy. Raffel translated the poem “The Seafarer'; and Kennedy “The Wanderer.'; Raffel used the sea to tell his tale. an example of how Raffel use the sea is “OF smashing surf when I sweated in the cold, Of am anxious watch, purched in the bow,
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