The funeral elegy of the English Renaissance has great onomastic interest; as a literary genre it is primarily an eponymous poem whose hero is the dead person being celebrated. The name, moreover, figures in the poet's attempt to participate in a triadic process whereby as the body is buried in the ground the soul progresses toward heaven and the name of the dead subject is immortalized.
Litt, Dorothy E.
"Women's Names in the English Renaissance Elegy,"
Literary Onomastics Studies: Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/los/vol15/iss1/5