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Thread #113833   Message #2423863
Posted By: Bill D
27-Aug-08 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: definition of a ballad
Subject: RE: definition of a ballad
Three could be a ballad...if....

One of my favorites is "The Twa Corbies", and it is only 5.

Most stories take a bit longer to flesh out, and ballads usually need a bit of development or we wonder what happened when....xxxx or yyyyy.

I think "Amelia Earhart" is a ballad of sorts...but one verse is commonly left out,(YouTube clip) making a 4 verse story into a strange 3 verse version.