I have to do an elgy for english. It has to rhym and be 14 lines, and 1 metaphor. I am so lost. Please help me someone? :)  

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kmcappello eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'll try to help as well. In Lord of the Flies, Piggy was an intelligent yet physically weak boy who was teased and mistreated for being different than the other boys.  His death at the hands of Roger was particularly tragic because it symbolized the death of reason.

As you write your elegy for Piggy, reflect on his characteristics which are most noteworthy or honorable.  Metaphors are like symbols, so consider including symbols from your class discussions or items in the book that were connected with Piggy.

As for a rhyme scheme, it seems like you get to choose whatever pattern you like.  Just make sure it is consistent.  For instance, if you rhyme the second and fourth lines of one stanza, make sure you do the same in the second stanza.

mkcapen1 | Student

Without knowing what or who the elegy is about it is hard to guide you.  Since the definition of an elegy is a mournful type of poem presented for the dead usually at a funeral or burial service, you need to have an idea of some of the traits of the person or thing.

What was the person like?

What were his or her accomplishments?

Who raised him/her?

Where did he/she grow up?

Why did you like them?

What did hey do for you?

What did they do for others?

Once you have some idea then look at the words you have and try and find end words that rhyme in order to being your elegy together.


Brian balanced life with ease,

He was a gentle man who tried to please,

angiiee | Student

o im srry lol

its about piggy! from lord of the flies

can u please help me? !

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