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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Transcript of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
BALLAD Characteristics of
the ballad simple language tells a story uses rhythmic stanzas repetition dialogue third person objective meant to be sung GORDON LIGHTFOOT -famous Canadian singer songwriter -known for writing folk-pop music in the 60s and 70s -most famous poem: W.O.T.E.F Thesis The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot is a ballad that invokes an emotional response, is based of true events, and ends in tragedy. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
by Gordon Lightfoot is a ballad that
invokes an emotional response, is
based of true events, and ends
in tragedy. Emotional Response atmosphere is vividly described feeling of tragedy is recognized feeling of hopelessness All together, these three elements have a
very emotional effect on the reader. The emotion the reader feels is greater when it is realized that the poem is based on true events. True Story Ship caught in winter storm in early November Ship suddenly sank soon after 7 p.m. Nov 10th in Canadian waters crew of 29 men died. No bodies recovered American Great lake freighter going to Cleveland from Wisconsin Sadly, most stories in Ballads do not end happily. This one is no different. Tragedy -The entire crew perishes, no bodies found -The rescue vessels could have made it if they had covered 15 more miles -It's still a mystery as to how the ship sank The Wreck of the
Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot is a folk ballad that invokes an emotional response, is based on true events, and ends in tragedy. http://www.math.grinnell.edu/~simpsone/Connections/Poetry/Forms/ballad1.html