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Elegy

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Danie Pomphrey

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of Elegy

Poetic Forms/ Elements
Example
of
Elegy
"I have not lost my rings, my purse,
My gold, my gems-my loss is worse,
One that the stoutest heart must move.
My pet, my joy, my little love,
My tiny kitten, my Belaud,
I lost, alas, three days ago.”
"Elegy on His Cat" by Joachim Du Bellay
Slant Rhyme
A.K.A Half Rhyme, Near Rhyme and Imperfect Rhyme.
The words come near rhyming but don't actually rhyme.
Emily Dickinson used this in her work frequently.
Enjambment
Example of
Elegy, Slant Rhyme, and Enjambment
Trying to remember
The days we were together.
Towards the end you so slender.
Will always miss the adventures
Of Cowboy Bob looking for treasure.
Elegy
A poem of serious reflection.
Usually a sad or nostalgic poem morning the dead or a tragic event.
Example
You and me baby ain't nothing but
mammals
So let's do it like they do on the
Discovery
channel
The Bloodhound Gang, "The Bad Touch" (1999)
Is a continuation of a thought going into the next couplet, or stanza of a poem without pause. Could be used to create interest.
Could be considered a run-on.
Example
I am not prone to weeping, as our sex Commonly are; the want of which vain dew Perchance shall dry your pities; but I have
That honourable grief lodged here which burns Worse than tears drown.

-Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the
soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at
all.
- Emily Dickinson
When have I last looked on
The round green eyes and the long wavering
bodies
Of the dark leopards of the moon?
All the wild witches, those most noble
ladies,.
.
-Lines Written in Dejection, by William Butler Yeats
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