Elegiac Poetry

What are two forms of elegiac poetry?
The lamentation and the dirge.

What is elegiac poetry like?
It is somber and expresses grief.

What is the lamentation mostly associated with?
mourning

What have lamentations been often referred to as?
The sound of trauma.

What is the poet’s focus in lamentation?
Sound

What is the rhythm of lamentations known to sound like?
Weeping

What letters extend sound?
L
S
D

What letters muffle sound?
M
B
W

How are the dirge and lamentation alike?
they both are flexible in form.

What does “Ariel’s Dirge” begin with?
Full fathom five

What is very common in dirges?
Funeral Vocab

What is the main goal of elegiac poems?
To express grief.