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Elegy vs. Dirge

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Main Difference

The main difference between Elegy and Dirge is that the Elegy is a literary genre and Dirge is a song that expresses lament or grief.

Wikipedia
  • Elegy (noun)

    A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation. from early 16th c.

  • Elegy (noun)

    A composition of mournful character.

  • Dirge (noun)

    A mournful poem or piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.

  • Dirge (noun)

    A song or piece of music that is considered too slow, bland or boring.

  • Dirge (verb)

    To sing dirges

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Elegy (noun)

    A mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of lamentation.

  • Dirge (noun)

    A piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; a funeral hymn.

Webster Dictionary
  • Elegy (noun)

    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

  • Dirge (noun)

    a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

Princeton's WordNet

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