Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Chelsea House Publishers, 1987 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 151 pages
A collection of critical essays arranged in chronological order of publication.
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Grays Personal Elegy
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
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active appears becomes beginning clear close concern conclusion contrast conventional Country Churchyard course critics darkness dead death described desire earlier effect elegist English epitaph Eton example expression fact fame fate feeling final fire forefathers grave Gray Gray's Elegy human humble imaginative implied important isolation Johnson kind kindred spirit later lead limited lines literary living look Lycidas lyric meaning memorial Milton mind moral mourned mute narrator nature never noted object obscurity opening original pastoral perhaps poem poem's poet poet's poetic poetry poor possible present Proud question reader reasons reference reflection relate rest rich rustics seems seen sense setting speaker spirit stanza structure suggests swain thee theme thing thought tion tolls tomb tradition truth University villagers virtues voice Walpole West Wishes writing written youth