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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: What's Going On, Anyway? True or False

1. Why is the speaker in a churchyard? -> To think deep thoughts about death and the lives of the poor villagers
2. Why does the speaker think that the dead villagers don't have fancy monuments over their graves? -> Their religion didn't condone fancy monuments.
3. What historical poet does the speaker reference? -> John Milton
4. What profession does he imagine for the dead villagers? -> farmers
5. How does the speaker imagine that he will be remembered after he dies? -> as a poet