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American Murder Ballads and Their Stories
Concurrently with our study of Romeo and Juliet , my class reads poems on the topics of love and death. In place of some of the poems I now use, I will substitute a unit on American murder ballads, focusing on those that have a love element. After a brief introduction to the history and conventions of the ballad, a type of narrative poetry, we will look at three sets of ballads. Students will understand that many American ballads are descendants of English ballads, that the ballads preserve many aspects of the originals but also are changed by the process of oral transmission and by the changing environment in which the song is transmitted. Tragedy or Justice? Occasionally, however, the women manage to mete out justice to the wicked men.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Murder Ballads
Murder ballads are a subgenre of the traditional ballad form dealing with a crime or a gruesome death. The term refers to the content, and may be applied to traditional ballads, part of oral culture. The term ballad, applied to traditional or folk music, means a narrative song. Within ballads, the "event song" is dedicated to narrating a particular event. A murder ballad is thus the form where the event is a murder.
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Den Underbara Fiolen: A Swedish Murder Ballad - by Sheila Louise Wright
Olive Woolley Burt — was an American teacher and journalist, known as a folklorist for her collection of murder ballads. She was also a prolific author of books. Wooley and his wife Agnes Forsyth: she had eight brothers.