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An elegy is a sad poem. The scholar gypsy is somewhat sad, in the end, but is pastoral in the beginning. I don't usually think of a pastoral and an elegy, but the poem has a lyrical quality throughout. A poem can follow more than one form.
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One strong influence on this poem seems to have been "Lycidas," by John Milton, which is also a pastoral elegy. You may want to compare and contrast the two works, looking especially for differences that result from the religious traits of the two eras in which the two poets wrote.

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