In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The poem is a whimsical elegy on the death of a friend's husband, focusing on the denial and hope and implausible resilience of the survivor, in the proud silent puzzlement of a cat left alone.
- The elegy, as real poems do, brings us to a place where words give way to the music of silence, where we approach the unsayable and bow before it.
- The bells are on buoys in Sydney harbour, and the poem is partly an elegy and meditation on Joe Lynch, a friend of the poet's, who had one night fallen from a commuter ferry and drowned.
- That is, modern family elegies, though occasioned by death, do not seek compensation for that loss.
- Addison was buried in Westminster Abbey, and lamented in an elegy by Tickell.
- The texts I shall consider are fascinating in themselves, but they also contribute to our understanding of modern elegy in general.
- The love poem has turned into something else with the death of the beloved, the acute sadness in the poem seeming to move it toward the elegy or threnody.
- I sometimes think that my poems are elegies for that lost life.
- We need laments and elegies: Innocents have died and will again, and the struggle to hope is hard and haunted by loss.
- WH Auden made the strongest case against literature in his elegy for WB Yeats: ‘Now Ireland has her weather and her madness still / For poetry makes nothing happen’.
- In order to exhume further the elegy in the Elegiac Sonnets, we now might consider the extent to which the work resonates with traditional notions of ‘elegiac’ and the elegy as a poem of mourning.
- That this is an elegy only makes the poem more poignant, makes the grief of the persona part of the political indignation, complicates the emotional nexus of the voice.
- Except for writers of obituaries and elegies, no serious biographer judges his subject under the aspect of eternity.
- As a result, modern elegies more often than not break with the decorum of earlier modes of mourning and become melancholic, self-centered, or mocking.
- It is perhaps best, then, to consider this a new category of elegy with two extremes: those elegies that achieve reconciliation, as some of Plumly's poems do, and those that fail to achieve reconciliation, such as those by Plath.
- The biography then turns to extra-familial influences, including Surrey's friendship with Henry Fitzroy, the Earl of Richmond, for whom he would invent the English sonnet in his Windsor elegies.
- Belcher mentions Dylan Thomas's elegy for his father in connection with this piece.
- And unlike the elegies the sonnets are predominantly poems of invocation, apostrophe and direct address, he writes.
- That final line transforms the poem into an elegy for his father, the source of lament that drove the speaker into nature and into thoughts of dying.
- I would argue that what links these modern elegies is the focus on a relationship ruptured prior to death.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.