Epitaph

(14 words)
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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

A poem that sums up someone's life, sometimes in praise (panegyric), sometimes in satire.

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Citation:
Editors. "Epitaph". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=351, accessed 28 August 2014.]


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