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The elegy began as an ancient Greek metrical form and is traditionally written in response to the death of a person or group. Though similar in function, the elegy is distinct from the epitaph, ode, and eulogy: the epitaph is very brief; the ode solely exalts; and the eulogy is most often written in formal prose.
|2010||September Elegies||Randall Mann|
|1751||Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard||Thomas Gray|
|2012||Elegy in X Parts [Kafka said, A book]||Matt Rasmussen|
|2012||Elegy for my husband||Toi Derricotte|
|2014||Before and Every After||Marianne Boruch|
|2010||Another Elegy||Jericho Brown|
|2013||26||Rachel Eliza Griffiths|