Epitaph

(14 words)
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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

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

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Editors. "Epitaph". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001; last revised 30 November -1.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=351, accessed 27 April 2015.]


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