What is an Elegy | Definition | characteristic form & quality?

elegy

Introduction of Elegy The ‘elegy’ (Greek = lamentation) is a very old name. It was commonly used in ancient Greece and Rome for any poem written in a metre which was called ‘elegiac’ Possibly because it was originally used for a song of lamentation.  This electric metre was early adopted by composers for giving vent … Read more

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Summary by Thomas Gray

Elegy

The famous 18th-century poet Thomas Gray was born December 26, 1716, Cornhill, London. Gray’s childhood was full of troubles because his father, Philip Gray, who was a wealthy scrivener in London, often treated his mother harshly and violently. It was the year of 1725 when Thomas Gray was sent to Eton. At Eton, he was … Read more