Posted on: October 31, 2014

Word of the Day: Thanatopsis

Word of the Day: Thanatopsis

Word of the Day:Thanatopsis

Thanatopsis (noun):   

1.  A thanatopsis is a written contemplation of death, often in the form of a poem. (“Thanatopsis”, 2014, para. 1)

Examples:
Do you spend a lot of time in graveyards? Did most of your friends die before you were born? If so, then you might be poised to write a fantastic thanatopsis.
 (“Thanatopsis”, 2014, para. 1)

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Reference

Thanatopsis. (2014). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/thanatopsis