How can Sylvia Plath's poem "Daddy" be described as an elegy?
An elegy is a type of poem that typically is a lament for the dead. Based on this definition, it is very hard to come up with any way whatsoever in which this poem could be seen as an elegy. By contrast, it is a violent attack on the speaker's father, and a resurrection of sorts before a final burial and a triumph over the dead body of the speaker's father. Note how this is achieved in the final verse:
There's a stake in your fat black heart
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