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Engraved on his headstone is a stanza from Thomas Gray : The plowman homeward plods his weary way / And leaves the world to darkness and to me, (from "elegy written in a Country Churchyard," 1751).

From the clever metaphoric transition of "The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier" to the deeply
Mendes described Road to Perdition as a "poetic, elegiac story, in which the pictures tell the story".

Elegiac and querulous as he must always appear, Tasso was loved better in the Romantic period because he suffered through nearly a quarter of a century of slow decline and unexplained misfortune.

Allemagne année 90 neuf zéro (Germany Year 90 Nine Zero, 1991) was a quasi- sequel to Alphaville but done with an elegiac tone and focus on the inevitable decay of age.

Throughout her career, beginning with Elegiac Sonnets (1784), Smith represented her own personal struggles in her works.

The result is realism of elegiac vivacity.

Brackett's stories thereafter adopted a more elegiac tone.

Oxford Latin Dictionary (Oxford: Clarendon Press 1982, 1985 printing), entry on "Soranus," p. 1793. A single elegiac couplet survives more or less intact from his body of work.

In their lyric and elegiac poetry there is much to admire.

It is often eerie, it is pervaded by an elegiac mood.

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