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The elegy

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At the end of the poem, a Geatish woman sings "out in grief" and recites a sort of elegy (3150).

Based on this, determine what purpose an elegy serves.

A

An elegy praises the dead.

B

An elegy is like a poetic eulogy.

C

An elegy cheers up mourners.

D

An elegy mourns the loss of the dead.

E

An elegy predicts the future.