Threnody crops up quite often in The Last Chronicles.

thren·o·dy /ˈθrɛnədi/ [threnuh-dee]

noun, pluraldies. a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead; dirge; funeral song. 

[Origin: 1615–25; < Gk thrénōidía, equiv. to thrên(os) dirge + –ōid(ē) song + -ia]

Related forms
thre·no·di·al /θrɪˈnoʊdiəl/ [thri-noh-dee-uhl]
thre·nod·ic /θrɪˈnɒdɪk/ [thri-nod-ik] adjective
thren·o·dist /ˈθrɛnədɪst/ [threnuh-dist] noun

Source: Dictionary.com.

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