Literary terms

dirge
(n)
durj
Meaning

a song expressing sadness and grief; a song expressing sadness over someone's death

1st Sample Sentence

Shelley's poem "Adonais" is a dirge for his friend Keats, who died at the age of twenty-four.

Mnemonics

DIRGE sounds like DARD (pain). song filled with DARD Dirge - di means die, so when you die and have done good things for people in life, a song of grief or lament will be sung for you. A dirge gives me da (the) urge to start crying. looks similar to DARGAH. where people MOURN WITH MUSIC for the loss of loved ones