Ballads and Ballad Poetry (Classic Reprint) by Edward Everett HaleBallads and Ballad Poetry (Classic Reprint) by Edward Everett Hale

Ballads and Ballad Poetry (Classic Reprint)

byEdward Everett Hale

Paperback | November 23, 2018

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The study of ballads is a study in very plain and simple poetry. The word ballad is some times loosely used, but generally people under stand by it a poem written to be sung and telling a story. There are many poems written to be sung, hymns, for instance, and all kinds of every day songs, but these we do not call ballads. There are many poems which tell stories, but are written without any idea of being sung, like Evangeline, and these we do not call ballads either. But in the early days of literature poetry is commonly sung, or recited in something of a sing-song way, and it generally tells a story be cause in the early days people are more interested in stories than in other forms of poetry. As people grow more and more cultivated, their poems are written down so that they no longer have the character that comes from being written for'musio, and as time goes on people have wider mterests in literature and care for other things in poetry than stories. So ballads are common only in the early days of any literature, or if in later days.

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Title:Ballads and Ballad Poetry (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.58 inPublished:November 23, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331007429

ISBN - 13:9781331007425

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