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Flashcards in Thomas Gray Deck (5):
1

Gray wrote in a style that fused

Latin constructions, great learning, and low rustic themes and meditations on death

2

The stanzas in Gray's "Elegy" are

quatrains from start to finish

3

The meter in Gray's "Elegy" is

iambic pentameter

4

The rhyme scheme of Gray's "Elegy" is

abab

5

Toward the end of Gray's "Elegy" a "kindred spirit" inquires of someone's fate, and is answered by a "hoary-headed swain." Whose fate does this person inquire about?

"For thee, who mindful of the unhonored dead / Dost in these lines their artless tale relate; / If chance, by lonely contemplation led, / Some kindred spirit shall inquire thy fate..." The one who relates the artless tale of the unhonored dead is both the writer and the reader. Both will die--death what brings them together, in fact.