LAMENTATION

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  • A passionate expression of grief, often in music, poetry, or song form
  • The grief is most often born of regret, or mourning
  • Laments can also be expressed in a verbal manner, where the participant would lament about something they regret or someone they’ve lost, usually accompanied by wailing, moaning and/or crying
  • LamentsĀ hold some of the oldest forms of writing and examples are present across human cultures

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