The present comparative study deals with the major aspects of Thomas Gray and Jasimuddin. Both poets deal with rural people with their pains and gains, emotions and passions, occupations and professions, problems and prospects in their respective poems. Both of them were deeply concerned with the unavoidable ill fate of the commoners who are deprived of modern amenities. Both the poems ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ by Thomas Gray and ‘Kobor’ by Jasimuddin are in the forms of elegy where the speakers lament for the death of near and dear ones. Gray laments over the death of common fellows in general whereas Jasimuddin here presents an old grandfather who cries out before his grandson with heartrending tears because of the premature demises of his family members. Gray repines that the dead rural fellows may achieve name and fame if they were given opportunities but Jasimuddin’s poem is just saturated with ceaseless pathos for the loss of kin. In the current paper, there is an attempt to make a comparative study between ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ and ‘Kobor (Graves)’ following the methods of literary research.
Keywords: Lamentation, death, graves, grief, consolation