Henrietta loved emotional movies and so often went to sentimental, lachrymose films knowing full well that she would cry openly. Henrietta’s sister Hannah was the opposite of her lachrymose, weepy sibling, preferring exciting action movies. It was, however, Henrietta’s birthday, and so Hannah went with her to yet another lachrymose, sad movie, even though it annoyed her. The lachrymose Henrietta, meanwhile, smiled happily through her flood of tears.
Quiz: What is someone likely to say while reading lachrymose poetry?
- “This poem creates such a heavy burden of guilt in me that I can hardly bear it.”
- “The words of this poem are so inspirational; I feel ready to try something new.”
- “These poems are filled with such sorrow; I can’t help but feel like I might weep.”