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Essentially erratic in movement, the ballad tells its story at times by leaps and bounds, so rapidly at times that parts of the story may be completely omitted; at other times, the ballad may linger for as much as several stanzas over some part of the story.
Ballads use the vocabulary of everyday speech with a generous sprinkling of stock images-milkwhite steed, red as blood, berry-brown sword.
One rther reason for the composition of literary ballads is the fact that fu their readers approach the literary ballad with a "mind set," conditioned by their knowledge of folk ballads.
www.tnellen.com /cybereng/ballad.html   (2046 words)

  Ballad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ballads should not be confused with the ballade, a 14th and 15th century French verse form.
Ballads have also been imitated in modern poetry— most notably by the Canadian ballads of Robert W. Service, in Kipling's "Road to Mandalay," and in "Casey at the Bat." "The Ballad of the Bread-man" is Charles Causley's re-telling of the story of the birth of Jesus.
Border ballads are a subgenre of folk ballads collected in the area along the Anglo-Scottish border, especially those concerned with border reivers and outlaws, or with historical events in the Borders.
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 Power ballad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Power Ballad is the name given to a genre of songs that were frequently included on arena rock, hard rock and heavy metal albums in the 1970s and 1980s, though the style has evolved into more modern forms since.
Power ballads initially came into popularity at the insistence of a record company in hope of scoring a Top Forty hit, and in the genre's formative years were written only grudgingly by band members.
The term "power ballad" is still used to this day in reference to songs such as Avril Lavigne's "I'm with You", Lifehouse's "Hanging by a Moment", Kelly Clarkson's "Because of You", or Velvet Revolver's "Fall to Pieces", and other such works.
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 ballad. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Two forms of the ballad are often distinguished—the folk ballad, dating from about the 12th cent., and the literary ballad, dating from the late 18th cent.
Primarily based on an older legend or romance, this type of ballad is usually a short, simple song that tells a dramatic story through dialogue and action, briefly alluding to what has gone before and devoting little attention to depth of character, setting, or moral commentary.
Ballads, however, cannot be confined to any one period or place; similar subject matter appears in the ballads of other peoples.
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Though the ballad is a FORM still much written, the so-called "popular ballad" in most literatures belongs to the early periods before written literature was highly developed.
The greatest impetus to the study of ballad literature was given by the publication in 1765 of Bishop Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.
Strictly speaking, however, these are not ballads in the traditional sense, and that form probably belongs to a period in the history of Western civilization which is past.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/ballad.html   (367 words)

 Early Child Ballads
Our understanding of the ballad has changed somewhat since Kittredge's day (particularly with regards to his identification of the ballad as a literary form first, and only secondarily as song), but his definition is close enough to the modern one to serve as a jumping-off point for a lengthier attempt at characterizing the ballad form.
Ballads tend to be characterized by impersonality on the part of the singer: The narrator is not personally touched by story, is not taking sides, and typically sings without much dramatization.
Internal evidence for the age of a ballad is an unreliable guide, partly because of an eighteenth-century tendency to cloak new ballads in an appearance of antiquity.
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 "Ballad" by deadmouse
It is eery and fascinating, having to squint at the screen enhances the experience for me. Your art is fantastic, whatever you decide in terms of your lettering, I will always be a fan.
Ballad, and the Library of She'lotith part 1
Ballad, and the Library of She'lotith part 2
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Ballad - the racer which is now rated as an ocean cruiser - meets not only the demands of the racing crew in terms of seaworthiness but also the sailing family's needs for a well planned, stiff and well designed (configured, laid out) boat.
The Ballad's beam contributes to the much-appreciated stiffness.
Ballad - the ocean cruiser - has now more than 25 years experience of the wet element and is still going strong, and growing in popularity.
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 The UVic Writer's Guide: Ballad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The popular ballad (folk ballad) is a story told in song, usually by an impersonal narrator and in a condensed form.
Ballads are commonly written using a ballad stanza: a quatrain of alternating four- and three-stress lines, usually rhyming on the second and fourth lines.
A literary ballad, like a literary epic, is a learned imitation of the traditional form, and therefore tends to be more elaborate.
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/LTBallad.html   (139 words)

 The Ballad
The ballad grew in popularity in the fifteenth century when they appeared on printed broadsheets that could be sold at travelling fairs and markets.
The ballad stanza is a four line stanza as in The Twa Corbies, but it differs in that lines one and three contain four stresses each and two and four contain three stresses each.
The last example of the ballad is by Rudyard Kipling, perhaps the finest proponent of the narrative poem in the 20th century.
www.poetryuk.co.uk /workshop/theballad.htm   (576 words)

 The Ballad of East and West
The present study of 'The Ballad of East and West', of which poem the above quotation forms the first line, is intended to serve as a brief introduction to the ballad itself, and to some of the criticisms directed against it.
Yet other writers, fully aware of the ballad as a whole, and apparently cognizant of its content, have still managed to misread it completely, and turned its meaning and significance around in support of theories, the lowest common denominator of which would seem to be their sheer negativity towards Kipling as a person.
In constructing the narrative of the ballad, Kipling was drawing upon a rich tradition of such anecdotes, and upon one story in particular, a story that provided him with a model for the character of Kamal.
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 Ballad   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ballad is a narrative meant to be sung, usually composed in the
Although some ballads are carefully crafted poems written by literate authors and meant to be read silently (such as those in Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge), the folk ballad (or popular ballad, or traditional ballad) is derived from the
Sometimes "border ballad" is used to refer to those ballads that originated from the area around the border between England and Scotland.
www.english.upenn.edu /~jlynch/Terms/Temp/ballad.html   (130 words)

 Lana Lane - Ballad Collections
This is the original Lana Lane Ballad Collection from 1998 which we have now necessarily dubbed as "Ballad Collection Volume One".
The first song is "Nether Lands", an epic orchestral ballad written and originally performed by singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg on his album of the same name.
The 1998 Japanese release of the Lana Lane Ballad Collection blossomed from an initial idea to create a "Best of Lana Lane" album following the release of her first three full - length studio albums (Love is an Illusion, Curious Goods and Garden of the Moon) and one 33-minute mini-album (Echoes from the Garden).
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 The Ballad of Barbara Allen
Most of the ballads have as their subject a tragic incident, often a murder or an accidental death, generally with supernatural elements.
One of the interesting characteristics of these ballads is that their telling and retelling has caused details to be changed.
There are at least 92 versions of the tragic love ballad "Barbara Allen." The one presented here is one of the oldest and so it may be as near to the original Scottish story as any that can be found.
www.etni.org.il /music/barbaraallen.htm   (307 words)

 Literary Terms and Definitions B   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In more exact literary terminology, a ballad is a narrative poem consisting of quatrains of iambic tetrameter alternating with iambic trimeter.
Common traits of the ballad are that (a) the beginning is often abrupt, (b) the story is told through dialogue and action (c) the language is simple or "folksy," (d) the theme is often tragic--though comic ballads do exist, and (e) the ballad contains a refrain repeated several times.
In a typical ballade, the last lines of each stanza and of the envoy are the same.
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 The Traditional Ballad Index - Instructions
The Ballad Index is made available free of charge to all who wish to use it.
The Ballad Index is first and foremost a source of citations, similar to the Roud index.
In the same way, there are two versions of some old songs such as "The Broom of the Cowdenknowes." The two are completely different in their plots, but one was deliberately adapted to the tune and metrical pattern of the other.
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 The Traditional Ballad Index
The Traditional Ballad Index is a collaborative effort designed to help people find reference information on folk ballads.
If you wish to download a text version of the complete Ballad Index, click here for a ZIP version for IBM PCs, here for a gzip version for unix machines and OS X Macintoshes, or here for a StuffIt version for older Macintoshes.
The Traditional Ballad Index ©2006 by Robert Waltz and David G. Engle.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore/BalladSearch.html   (407 words)

 Ballad Poetry
The first ballads appeared in the 15th century telling a story.
Some famous ballads are The Man From Snowy River by A.B. (Banjo) Patterson); The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Caroll; and The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
No matter what the country, the folk ballad is quite often the earliest form of literature and was orally passed down through generations.
members.optushome.com.au /kazoom/poetry/ballad.html   (125 words)

 Ballad Writing
Many ballads which sound rather awkward when they're spoken sound beautiful when set to their proper tunes; the rhythm of the words compliments the movement of the tune so that you don't notice any "imperfections" in the meter.
The ballad Edward uses this question and answer routine to great effect, and their are a great many ballads that contain at least one example of this.
This process was seen at work by collectors of ballads in Scotland at the end of the last century; two people might give them the same ballad with slight differences; the gist and content were roughly the same, and much of the different material consisted of stock phrases.
www.studyguide.org /ballads.htm   (4603 words)

 MEGAVIDEO - I'm watchin' it
This is the opening to Shinigami no Ballad: Momo the Girl God of Death.
The Bloodhound Gang - The Ballad Of Chasey Lain
The Bloodhound Gang - The Ballad Of Chasey LainThis is the Music Video to The Bloodhound Gang's 3rd UK Single release.
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ballad: The Literary Ballad - The Literary Ballad The literary ballad is a narrative poem created by a poet in imitation of the...
ballad: The Folk Ballad - The Folk Ballad The anonymous folk ballad (or popular ballad), was composed to be sung.
ballad: Bibliography - Bibliography See D. Fowler, A Literary History of the Popular Ballad (1968); B. Bronson, The...
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 The Ballad Index - Welcome (TOC)
The current version of the Ballad Index, as of March 15, 2006, is 2.1.
The Ballad Index is available as a large HTML file, allowing you to view the entire formatted document at one time.
The Ballad Index is made available free of charge to all who wish to use it.
www.csufresno.edu /folklore/BalladIndexTOC.html   (1001 words)

 ballad - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Technically, a poem consisting of one or more triplets of seven- (later eight-) lined stanzas, each ending with the same line as the refrain, usually with an envoy.
See 2d Ball, n., and Ballet.] A popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas.
[See Ballad, n.] A form of French versification, sometimes imitated in English, in which three or four rhymes recur through three stanzas of eight or ten lines each, the stanzas concluding with a refrain, and the whole poem with an envoy.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/ballad   (423 words)

ballad, in literature, short, narrative poem usually relating a single, dramatic event.
ballade - ballade, in literature, verse form developed in France in the 14th and 15th cent.
Glossary of Poetry Terms - accent The prominence or emphasis given to a syllable or word.
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