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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: Putting it All Together True or False

1. What's an elegy, anyway? -> a poem in honor of a famous person
2. What's the rhyme scheme of the poem? -> ABCD
3. What's the meter of the poem? -> trochaic trimeter
4. What are the stanzas called? -> heroic quatrains
5. Which of the following lines has an example of alliteration from Gray's "Elegy"? -> "The curfew tolls the knell of parting day"