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song

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a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

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a narrative poem of popular origin

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The ballad was a broad, loose category in the nineteenth century, and Arnold's use of the term-often qualified by hyphenation-exemplifies the breadth of features that might have been considered balladic.
Would have to be untrue" suggests a balladic refrain.
The main reprieve in the soundscape was a French balladic song which was repeated twice.
Although today Fibich's work is overshadowed by the music of Smetana, Dvorak or Janacek, the composer had a rare power and created his own individual style - Fibich's was a talent suited to balladic genres, spring themes, epic stories but also the subtle and symmetrical modelling of melodic motifs.
Merrythought makes fun of his apprehension with a balladic fragment which tells of how a man steals away a lady on a horse.
29) Dildo and fading are terms for the words of the balladic burden.
And the strange, balladic negation in the last line above, which both echoes Poe's ravens famously multivalent "Nevermore" (which means everything and nothing that his speaker asks for), and also rhymes with the "real thing" at hand--the sycamore--embodies with shocking economy "the lesson" available in Howe's new form of theological realism.
Balladic songs and score are sweeping but largely unmemorable, especially in part one.
For instance, a reviewer of the Fisk Singers' 1871 tour described their songs in the terms of balladic history:
Of these bathetic movements, one might comment with Haslam's "Four Balladic Idylls" (Music Laid Her) that "A music song so long and aged as this is bound / To sag sometimes.
Spectres" played to the band's strengths rather than trying to replicate the balladic throb of "Reaper.
Apart from the balladic "I syng of a mayden", there is an Annunciation carol "Nowel el el el .
For flute and piano, this short balladic work by Spoleto USA founder Wadsworth runs the emotional gamut from longing to intensity, to mystery to peacefulness.
By the time Manger arrived in Warsaw in 1928, a young man with burning talent and driving ambition, he was poised to create the works of poetry that would mark him as one of Yiddish literature's major authors, combining knowledge of the classical balladic form and an evocative sense of Jewish life and lore to create unforgettable verse collections.
71-84; Thomas Pettitt, '"Worn by the friction of time": Oral Tradition and the Generation of the Balladic Narrative Mode', in Contexts of Pre-Novel Narrative: The European Tradition, ed.