Frank O'Hara's "The Day Lady Died" is an elegy. But its approach to the deceased person being memorialized is quite different from that of traditional elegies. What are the differences? What happened during O'Hara's "day"? Why does he use the present tense? O'Hara is deemed a key member of the so-called "New York School" of poets, and he is thought of as having mastered a style called "I do this I do that." Give this poem, what might that phrase mean?