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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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not only without the slightest appearance of irony, or even any particular accentuation, but with so even and unbroken an appearance of seriousness that assuredly anyone might have supposed that these initials were the original ones written in the ballad.
The Flax Flower is a work of fiction that retells the story of the ballad of 'Andrew Lammie' ('Mill o Tifty's Annie') (Child 233).
The Ballad of Feather Fingal is the story of a psychic youth from Glasgow who gets caught up in the horrors of the psychiatric system.
com)-- The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam continues its journey to cinema screens at Madrid International Film Festival and then to the Fifth Annual, New Hope Film Festival, in the heart of Pennsylvania's Riverside Art Colony, New Hope.
10) On the other hand, David Fowler argues that the ballad as an oral genre developed out of a combination of the Middle English metrical romances with folksong, a process, begun in the mid-fifteenth century, in which the late mediaeval minstrels played the leading role and of which they as professional poets and entertainers remained the main agents until |the long-standing supremacy of minstrelsy ended' at the end of the seventeenth century.
The Ballad History of England from 1588 to the Present Day (London: Batsford, 1979).
The media she considers include novels, short stories, graphic novels, poetry, and of course recordings of the ballad itself.
14) Ballad poetry thus has all the potential to express the very same violent, unrestrained passions characteristic of Spasmodic verse, and it is only through attentive use of the form that the ballad may, as Motherwell puts it, "embod[y]" the "Universal mind" of the British people.
With The Ballad of Kastriot Rexhepi, 2001, Kelly has delivered a work that got me on every level and didn't let go.
Martin's duet with Madonna, "Be Careful," is a sophisticated blend of strings, acoustic strum, and delicate electronics that unites the ballad styles of both performers in one subtle whole.
Rounding out The Collection is The Ballad of Cable Hogue and Ride the High Country.
These were extremely successful right from the start, made the more so by Larry and Ardis's hospitality at the 'ballad-mongers' dinners' they hosted at their home for participants in the ballad sessions and other 'friends of the ballad'.
The ballad text resembles Roland Barthes' authorless text: "a tissue of quotations drawn from the innumerable centres of culture.
Each summer, The Ballad Commission, an arm of the Societe internationale d'ethnologie et de folklore, sponsors an International Ballad Conference.
Aiyana Elliott's documentary about her demi-legend of a folksinger father, The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (which opens nationally this month), is the kind of plainspoken memoir-cum-biography you might stumble across on PBS some uneventful night and gradually get caught up in, the rhythms of its unspooling anecdotes seducing you against your will.