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synonyms for elegiac

  • funereal
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • doleful
  • threnodial
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antonyms for elegiac

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • joyful
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Can any of your readers tell me whence comes the following Sotadic Elegiac poem, and construe it for me?
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
Such were among the great elegiac poets of Rome, who were generally devoted to the delineation of the passion of love.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Tibullus, also a famous elegiac poet, was born the same year as Ovid, and was the friend of the poet Horace.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
On the fall of Napoleon, Béranger took it upon himself to sing the glory of the fallen empire in elegiac strains.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
Eugenia failed not to observe her appointment the next morning, which was devoted to elegiac poetry.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
Already I hear the wanton breezes sighing in Sapphic softness and the forests' elegiac murmur.
UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
Usque's poem did not win the same popularity as two other elegiac histories of the same period.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
Though called a tragedy, it is only a narrative and elegiac poem in the octave rhyme.
A SELECT COLLECTION OF OLD ENGLISH PLAYS, VOLUME 10 (OF 15)VARIOUS
They were drifting with the twilight into an elegiac mood, suffering the sweet sorrow of parting.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
She wanted to revel awhile in her elegiac humor and pay full honor to her sorrow, full penalty for her guilt.
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WORDS RELATED TO ELEGIAC

  • black
  • bleak
  • dark
  • deathlike
  • dirgelike
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • doleful
  • dreary
  • elegiac
  • gloomy
  • grave
  • grim
  • lamenting
  • lugubrious
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • oppressive
  • sad
  • sepulchral
  • serious
  • solemn
  • somber
  • woeful
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