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elegy(Encyclopedia)elegy, in Greek and Roman poetry, a poem written in elegiac verse (i.e., couplets consisting of a hexameter line followed by a pentameter line). The form dates back to 7th cent. BC in Greece and poets...
Watson, Sir William(Encyclopedia)Watson, Sir William, 1858–1935, English poet. His first great success was Wordsworth's Grave (1890), followed by a meditative elegy on Tennyson, Lachrymae Musarum (1892). He is also remembered for s...
poetry(Encyclopedia)poetry. For lyric poetry, see ballad; elegy; hymn; lyric; ode; pastoral; sonnet. For narrative poetry, see chansons de geste; epic; idyl; romance. Dramatic poetry is incidentally treated in the articl...
Propertius, Sextus(Encyclopedia)Propertius, Sextus sk´sts prpûr´shs [key], c.50 BC–c.16 BC, Roman elegiac poet, b. Umbria. He was a member of the circle of Maecenas. A master of the Latin elegy, he wrote with vigor, pas...
Tickell, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Tickell, Thomas tk´l [key], 1686–1740, English poet and translator. A contributor of verse to the Spectator, he was a friend of Addison, for whom he wrote a fine elegy (1721). His translation o...
Tibullus(Encyclopedia)Tibullus (Albius Tibullus)tbl´s [key], c.55? BC–19 BC, Roman elegiac poet, b. Pedum, near Praeneste. Probably of the equestrian order, he was a friend of Messala, whom he accompanied on campa...
graveyard school(Encyclopedia)graveyard school, 18th-century school of English poets who wrote primarily about human mortality. Often set in a graveyard, their poems mused on the vicissitudes of life, the solitude of death and the...
Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco(Encyclopedia)Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco fränths´k märt´nth d lä r´sä [key], 1787–1862, Spanish dramatic poet, statesman, and historian. He was an outspoken liberal professor of philosophy...
Hofmann, Hans(Encyclopedia)Hofmann, Hans, 1880–1966, American painter, b. Germany. After earning a considerable reputation as a teacher in Munich, Hofmann moved permanently to the United States in 1930. He opened his own scho...
Halleck, Fitz-Greene(Encyclopedia)Halleck, Fitz-Greene hl´k [key], 1790–1867, American poet, b. Guilford, Conn. He was joint author, with Joseph Rodman Drake, of the humorous lampoons Croaker Papers, most of which were printed ...
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