Country Churchyard


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  1. Here Gray points out that the monuments in the country churchyard, although not beautiful or eloquent, protect the dead. — Stephen Holliday This is one of the most well .
  2. The churchyard in the poem is believed to be that of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, which Gray visited often and where he now lies buried. This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen Kuiper, Senior Editor.
  3. And yet the "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" is hands-down one of the most beautiful poems written in the eighteenth century, and it certainly had a major impact on later writers, especially Romantic-era poets like William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and John Keats, among others.
  4. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Summary. The speaker is hanging out in a churchyard just after the sun goes down. It's dark and a bit spooky. He looks at the dimly lit gravestones, but none of the grave markers are all that impressive—most of the people buried here are poor folks from the village, so their tombstones are just simple.
  5. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
  6. In A Country Churchyard Lyrics In a country churchyard there's a preacher with his people Gathered all around to join a man and woman Spring is here and turtle doves are singing from the steeple.
  7. Aug 25,  · Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Theme It is universally believed that Thomas Gray is well popular because of ‘Elegy.’ The composition began after the death of a very close associate of him, his school friend West. It is about a simple unnamed village people who lie buried in a quiet churchyard, in the village of Stoke Poges.
  8. An elegy is a poem which laments the dead. Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is noteworthy in that it mourns the death not of great or famous people, but of common men. The speaker of this poem sees a country churchyard at sunset, which impels him to .

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