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The language and use of language in the poem, Elegy Written in Country Churchyard, is typically romantic in nature. We can see this in the way that he works nature into the piece and the fact that it is during this experience of nature that the deepest spiritual lessons are learned. There is the inevitability of death (another romantic element) in the ninth stanza which discusses life in juxtaposition to death. Lastly, there is the elegiac atmosphere that he sets by using such phrases as: The curfew tolls teh kneww of parting day/the lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,/The plowman homeward plods his weary way/And leaves the world to darkness and to me. There is also a neo-classic element in the way that he uses personification. "The boast of hearldry, the pomp of power,/And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,/Awaits alike the inevitable hour:/The paths of glory lead but to the grave."