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ballade

(bəläd`), in literature, verse form developed in France in the 14th and 15th cent. The ballade usually contains three stanzas of eight lines with three rhymes and a four-line envoy (a short, concluding stanza). Also popular was the ten-line stanza with four rhymes and a five-line envoy. The envoy is used primarily as a summary or as a dedication or direct address to an important person. Ballades of Charles d'Orléans, François Villon, and Geoffrey Chaucer are well known.

ballade

1. Prosody a verse form consisting of three stanzas and an envoy, all ending with the same line. The first three stanzas commonly have eight or ten lines each and the same rhyme scheme
2. Music an instrumental composition, esp for piano, based on or intended to evoke a narrative
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From Lafourcade's study of the manuscripts we know that Swinburne wrote "The Complaint of the Fair Armouress," "The Ballad of Villon and Fat Madge," and "The Dispute of the Heart and Body of Francois Villon" (translations of "Les regrets de la belle Heaulmiere," "La ballade de la grosse Margot," and "Debat du cuer et du corps de Villon" respectively) during the period 1861-63.
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Die inleidende opstel skets in bree trekke die oorsprong van die ballade as Europese kunsgenre--meestal Italiaans en Frans--en verwys indringender na die Nederlandse "onderbou" en Engelse "faktor" met voortdurende identifikasie van "erfgoedere" en "stamlande", asook woordkeuses wat terloops sprekend is van die teks se fokus en diffusionistiese ingesteldheid.
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Menige van die 37 ballades skyn trouens elemente in te sluit wat vreemd is aan die tradisionele opvatting van die ballade as epiese vertelling, en wat min ruimte laat vir besonderhede en "bree motiverings" (Grove, 1992:17).
4," his probing investigation is emotionally compelling, and his intertextual references to parallel structural and affective elements in Chopin's first and fourth ballades are fascinating.
This collection of Rustic Dances and Ballades played by Silke Avenhaus is lush romantic music and will give great pleasure, especially at Naxos' budget price.
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In his canzoniere, Sceve follows very closely, and even sometimes imitates, a corpus of fixed-form poems -- rondeaux parfaits, ballades, and chants royaux -- written by poets of the two previous generations for poetic contests known as Puys.
146: the background to the ballades' (with appendix A: `The ballades in the Roman del Fauvel'; appendix B: `A group of ballade texts in Douce 308'; appendix C: `The Notes lohorenges of Le Roman de la Rose').