The Last Title
The title of a work refers to a subject as the last of something.


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A way to make a title that implies finality or dire circumstances: take something from the story and say it is the last one.

Usually "The Last X" or "Final X". Alternatively, it could be "Last of the X". X can refer to either an action or a thing though an action is less common. More often literal, but can also be metaphorical.

Sole Survivor and Last of His Kind are often plot elements of such works. Others include The Last Dance, Last Day to Live, Last Stand, Your Days Are Numbered and One Last Fling.

Usually (but not always) The "The" Title. Rarely a Long Title but can be a Character Name and the Noun Phrase.

Compare Title Requiem.


Examples:

Anime and Manga

Art
  • The painting "The Last Supper" refers to the Passover dinner before Jesus was arrested.

Comic Books

Film

Literature

Live-Action Television

Music
  • Europe’s album and hit single "The Final Countdown".
  • Evanescence has a song called "The Last Song I'm Wasting on You".
  • The Monkees: "Last Train To Clarksville", 1967
  • Taylor Swift:
    • "Last Kiss"
    • "The Last Time"

Theatre
  • Israeli poet Natan Alterman’s unfinished play, Last Days of UrHebrew .
  • There's a Neil Simon play called Last of The Red Hot Lovers. Could be a pun on a celebrity whose nickname was "The Last of the Red Hot Mommas".

Video Games

Webcomics

Western Animation


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