Vocabulary: elegy — funeral song or lament for the dead


Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: George Ade carved an appropriate epitaph for the anti-Prohibitionists in is 1931 elegy, The Old-Time Saloon...
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Word: elegy
Definition:
  • a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, esp. a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
  • a poem written in elegiac meter.
  • a sad or mournful musical composition.
   Source: Dictionary.com

I first read it as ‘eulogy’ then realized that was not what I read.

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