Title

Comparing the conventions of the popular balland and the literary ballad

Poster Number

3

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

The aim of this project is to identify the formal elements that determine the style of the popular ballad and the literary ballad. Furthermore, this project will investigate the relationship between the traditional ballad and its predecessors, the literary ballad and the broadside ballad of the nineteenth century. Two representative popular ballads will be analyzed including the traditional ballad, “The Demon Lover” and the broadside ballad, “The New Poor Law Bill.” Two representative literary ballads will be analyzed as well; these include S.T. Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” The methodologies of Stylistics, Linguistics and Pragmatics will be used to analyze the defining elements of each ballad and to examine the ballad as a conventional literary form.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

24-4-2004 9:00 AM

End Date

24-4-2004 5:00 PM

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Comparing the conventions of the popular balland and the literary ballad

Pacific Geosciences Center

The aim of this project is to identify the formal elements that determine the style of the popular ballad and the literary ballad. Furthermore, this project will investigate the relationship between the traditional ballad and its predecessors, the literary ballad and the broadside ballad of the nineteenth century. Two representative popular ballads will be analyzed including the traditional ballad, “The Demon Lover” and the broadside ballad, “The New Poor Law Bill.” Two representative literary ballads will be analyzed as well; these include S.T. Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.” The methodologies of Stylistics, Linguistics and Pragmatics will be used to analyze the defining elements of each ballad and to examine the ballad as a conventional literary form.