At a glance:
- Author: Alan Seeger
- First Published: 1916
- Type of Poem: Elegy
- Genres: Poetry, Elegy
- Subjects: 1910's, War, Death or dying, World War I, Soldiers
A short elegy in iambic pentameter, “I Have a Rendezvous with Death” has three stanzas of six, eight, and ten lines that employ irregular rhyme. Elegy is a lyric poetic form that traditionally takes as its subject a meditation on death or other similarly grave theme. In its classical form, in both Latin and Greek poetry, the elegy was distinguished more for its use of the elegiac meter, the dactylic hexameter—an accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables—than for its subject matter. The elegy has been a popular form throughout the English poetic...
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