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Children RememberedResponses to Untimely Death in the Past$
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Robert Woods

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310218

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846310218.001.0001

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Emotions and Literature

Emotions and Literature

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(p.95) 5 Emotions and Literature
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Children Remembered
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846310218.003.0005

This chapter, which focuses on literary evidence, examines whether it is possible to use literary works as a way of describing changing attitudes to the deaths of children since the sixteenth century. It deals mainly with elegies, a form of poetry intended for the intense expression of emotions. Unlike the novel, the elegy has a long and continuous history, especially in English.

Keywords:   literary works, death, children, child mortality, elegies, poetry

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