Examining ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ as a Classic Elegy

An elegy, in essence, is a lyrical poem that delves into the poet’s contemplations on the subject of death. Its defining characteristic is a prevailing sense of mournfulness. Formally structured and sustained, an elegy serves as a poetic vessel to both preserve and adorn the memory of a departed individual. It is imbued with genuine … Read more