elegist

[el-i-jist]
noun
the author of an elegy.

Origin:
1765–75; eleg(y) + -ist

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elegize or elegise (ˈɛlɪˌdʒaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to compose an elegy or elegies (in memory of)
2.  (intr) to write elegiacally
 
elegise or elegise
 
vb
 
'elegist or elegise
 
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Part literary critic, part existential elegist, he presents himself as the polymath's polymath.
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