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Re: Elegy (sic) For the Video Store

mc (
Sat, 15 Jul 2006 01:27:09 -0400

I don't know what this is all about. A eulogy is indeed a funeral oration,
but an elegy is also an act of mourning, a poetic one (from Greek elegos,
mournful song). The American Heritage Dictionary says this:

1. A poem composed in elegiac couplets.
2a. A poem or song composed especially as a lament for a deceased person.
b. Something resembling such a poem or song.
3. (Music) A composition that is melancholy or pensive in tone.

In general, a eulogy is also an elegy (definition 2b).

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