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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard


by Thomas Gray

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: Who's this Thomas Gray Guy, Again? True or False

1. When did Thomas Gray live and write? -> During the 18th century
2. What other famous writer was Thomas Gray buds with from school? -> Horace Walpole
3. What other major poet tends to upstage Thomas Gray in eighteenth-century literature? -> Alfred Lord Tennyson
4. What family member did Thomas Gray NOT get along with? -> his father
5. Why did he publish his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"? -> Because he knew it would be incredibly influential