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Angelique Clarkon 13 November 2012
Transcript of Ballads
Robin Hood and the Three Squires Modern...ish Or not so gross... Ear worms... Gross? Think of a popular song or jingle that you can't quite get out of your head. Write the lyrics down and then discuss with your shoulder partner why this song is so memorable. Is it the rhyme scheme? Rhythm? The lyrics themselves? Art Form How the Ballad Survives From time to time, you've probably been infected by an "earworm"-- a song that gets stuck in your head and plays over and over and OVER until you want to scream.
Although annoying, earworms illustrate what a potent combination rhyme, melody, and lyric can be-- something that no doubt helped ensure the survival of ballads over the centuries. Popular in England & Scotland during the medieval period Especially among the common people--many of whom could not read or write Ballads
Stories Told in Song (Folk Music) Most Follow These Conventions:
1. Tragic or sensational subject
2. Simple plot and/or single incident
3. Mostly dialogue 4 line Stanzas- Quatrains Rhyming 2nd & 4th Lines
(sometimes slant-rhyme) Repetition of words, ideas, & phrases... How to Read a Ballad 1. Go through it all the way once
2.Paraphrase each stanza the 2nd time through
3.Say aloud to better understand the rhythm Barbara Allan "Faithfully"
Into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You're on my mind
Sleep alone tonight
Sending all my love
Along the wire
They say that the road
Ain't no place to start a family
Right down the line
It's been you and me
And lovin' a music man
Ain't always what it's supposed to be
Oh, girl, you stand by me
I'm forever yours
Under the big top world
We all need the clowns
To make us smile
Through space and time
Always another show
Wondering where I am
Lost without you
And being apart
Ain't easy on this love affair
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
You stand by me
I'm forever yours
Whooa, oh-oh-ooh, oh
Whooa, oh-oh-oh, oh-whoooooa-oh
I'm still yours
I'm forever yours
Faithfully Can you think of any modern Ballads?
-Within the last 100 years You will need to find and analyze a modern ballad as part of this section. Look at your packet
Listen to the instructions Brainstorm Summary- Robin Hood learns that three squires are going to be hanged* for shooting the king's deer. In disguise, he meets the sheriff who tries to hire him as a hangman. Instead, Robin Hood and his band of merry men free the squires and hang the sheriff. Background- The story of Robin Hood-
Real person unknown (who & when)
Legend based on two men?
Probably lived during the reign of King John (1199-1219)
Through 13th & 14th centuries, many outlaws called themselves Robin Hood or Little John
Believed king had become a tyrant
Forest Laws (gave royalty control over nearly entire forestland, leaving little for the common man) There are twelve months in all the year
As I hear many men say,
But the merriest month of all the year
Is the merry month of May Warm Up Warm Up/ Bell Work Look at the Ballad you brought in today
Name two (2) things that someone reading this might be confused about if they didn't have context
Name one (1) thing that you think would be understood across generations
Bullet points are fine for these answers Modern Ballad Assignment Pretend it's the year 3035. You are a literary analyst, and you have made a discovery of a previously unknown ballad from the year _____ (use the year of release from your chosen Ballad). Modern Ballad Process 1. Read through once
2. Paraphrase each stanza (check for unfamiliar words/ ideas)...remember you are from 3035!
3. Describe your findings (what do you know about this culture now?) Remember to keep the conventions of a Ballad in Mind! Ballad Assessment Review & Requirements Requirements Notes (if you've taken them)
Pen (not a pencil)
Modern Ballad & Associated Classwork
Brain Review https://jeopardylabs.com/play/enter-title90269 http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTk5MjA4MDAxNg Text to phone number 37607 Do You Feel Prepared to take the Ballads test? Yes, bring it on!
No, I haven't been paying attention or taking notes.
No, I'd like to combine this assessment with the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 'Quest'. 785006
785008 Opinion? Period 1
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2. Christine, Samantha Pad, Ryan D., Tyler
3.Gerardo, Adolpho, Trey, Caitlin
4. Kameron, Danny, Rhianna, Mike
5. Josh, Jerson, Chris C.