I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race...The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification without looking further.
—Mark Twain
elegy
A poem that laments the death of a person, or one that is simply sad and thoughtful. An example of this type of poem is Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."