Ballad sentence example
The ballad supplied him with the outline of a simple and striking plot.
In 1898 he published his powerful Ballad of Reading Gaol.
Southey made the incident the subject of his ballad of "The Inchcape Rock."
Hopkinson's ballad is an imaginative expansion of the actual facts.
It is first mentioned in a very ancient Pali ballad preserved in the Sutta Nipata (verse 583).Advertisement
Ballad of a thin man can never get tiresome.
The knights lost heavily, but Donald did not plunder Aberdeen (see Elspeth's ballad of Harlaw, in The Antiquary).
His ballad, The Battle of the Kegs (1778), was long exceedingly popular.
The tower is without bells, and the tradition that a ship bearing a peal hither was wrecked within sight of the harbour, and that the lost bells may still be heard to toll beneath the waves, has been made famous by a ballad of the Cornish poet Robert Stephen Hawker, vicar of Moorwinstow.
One of these, a ceramic jug, has a ballad, ' The Greenwich Pensioner ' printed on its sides.Advertisement
It 's an understated, slow-paced ballad with a pleasant melody, and some lovely acoustic guitar refrains.
Lou Watts takes the lead vocal in a lovely rendition of the old Scottish ballad ' Two Crows '.
Double click on the ballad icon on the NT desktop to start the program.
All The Promises Ã¢ An unconventional QUEENSRYCHE ballad, this acoustic driven duet is, as Bernard Matthews might say, beautiful.
My Life Story's dying notes were from the final encore of the moving ballad ' Angel ' .Advertisement
James Macmillan's ' Ballad ' adds modern piano figurations to an authentic-sounding vocal line and gets a compelling performance from James.
Vocally ' Alexandria ' is something of a ballad, with soft repeating flute motif supplying the backdrop.
The semi-acoustic bounce of eponymous track rattlebox slips lightly into the chiming country tinged ballad that ends the first set.
The ten rhythms (including waltz, ballad, rock, Latin) can be combined to create more variety.
The semi-acoustic bounce of eponymous track Rattlebox slips lightly into the chiming country tinged ballad that ends the first set.Advertisement
She has made sketchbook studies across a wide range of themes, including Oscar Wilde 's ' Ballad of Reading Jail '.
Here there are 16 stanzas of 4 lines each with a ballad like quality.
They perform sweet classical son and uptempo tough salsa, with a touch of the troubadour ballad.
It's a ballad, and I'm not even a ballad person, I like up-tempo tracks.
He next turned to French literature, and to the early English drama and ballad literature.Advertisement
Ravensheugh Castle, on the shore to the west of the town, is the Ravenscraig of Sir Walter Scott's ballad of "Rosabelle."
The best specimen of this work, of which the outstanding characteristics are sheer whimsicality and topsy-turvy humour, is The Ballad of Kynd Kittok.
From 925 to 975 all the chronicles are very fragmentary; a few obits, three or four poems, among them the famous ballad on the battle of Brunanburh, make up the meagre tale of their common materials, which each has tried to supplement in its own way.
Alhama was taken by the Spanish marquis of Cadiz in 1482; and its fall is celebrated in an ancient ballad, Ay de mi, Alhama, which Byron translated into English.
Livingstone and Crichton, previously foes, invited him and his brother to dine with the child king in Edinburgh castle, and there served to him " the black dinner " bewailed in a fragment of an early ballad.Advertisement
The tale of royal treachery in his capture is popular; the best authorities for it seem to be the synoptic versions of a ballad and of the fabulous chronicler, Pitscottie.
The Tell story is first found in a ballad the first nine stanzas of which (containing the story) were certainly written before 1 474.
As a ballad poet, Schiller's popularity has been hardly less great than as a dramatist; the bold and simple outline, the terse dramatic characterization appealed directly to the popular mind, which did not let itself be disturbed by the often artificial and rhetorical tone into which the poet falls.
Women hold spinning-parties at which the leader begins a ballad, and each in turn contributes a verse.
Then there is an engraving in Stumpf's chronicle (1548), and, finally, the celebrated one by Hans Rudolf Manuel (1551), which follows the chronicle of 1476 rather than the ballad.Advertisement
In his splendid ballad, The Death of Skarphedinn, and in his beautiful series of songs describing a voyage through some of the most picturesque parts of Iceland, he is entirely original; but in his love-songs, beautiful as many of them are, a strong foreign influence can be observed.
Notwithstanding his vices and his lack of all solid capacity, there is no reason to suppose that Napper Tandy was dishonest or insincere; and the manner in which his name was introduced in the well-known ballad, "The Wearing of the Green," proves that he succeeded in impressing the popular imagination of the rebel party in Ireland.
It is written in ballad form, and portions of it are still sung by itinerant bards throughout north-western India and Rajputana.
Dagoberts victories over Samo, king of the Slays along the Elbe, and his subjugation of the Bretons and the Basques, maintained the prestige of the Frankish empire; while the luxury of his court, his taste for the fine arts (ministered to by his treasurer Eloi i), his numerous achievements in architectureespecially the abbey of St Denis, burial-place of the kings of Francethe brilliance and the power of the churchmen who surrounded him and his revision of the Salic law, ensured for his reign, in spite of the failure of his plans for unity, a fame celebrated in folksong and ballad.
Certain of his poems, moreover, - for example, " To Mary," " The Receipt of my Mother's Portrait," and the ballad " On the Loss of the Royal George," - will, it may safely be affirmed, continue to be familiar to each successive generation in a way that pertains to few things in literature.Advertisement
He bore a great reputation for conviviality, and wrote a humorous Latin version of the popular ballad A soldier and a sailor, A tinker and a tailor, &c.
The poignant ballad had Chip Taylor beckoning a young lady from the audience called Florence.
It's an understated, slow-paced ballad with a pleasant melody, and some lovely acoustic guitar refrains.
The sweet ballad is so typical of the sounds played at the end of northern soul all-nighters.
Bert adds the asperity of his Scottish voice to a lilting, traditional ballad called " House Carpenter " .Advertisement
In 1897, at Berneval, Oscar Wilde wrote The ballad of Reading Jail.
The title track is the album's strongest - a pleasing, wistful ballad accompanied by echoing guitars and drums.
On the other hand, broadside ballad printers do not seem to have been noted for their observation of social niceties.
I remember him once singing a snatch from the bothy ballad The Dying Ploughboy.
The bluesy ballad of a Balladeer shows the experience he's gathered along the road to here.Advertisement
From piano ballad to funk to heavy hard rock.
For various reasons I've just spent a while researching the history of the famous folk ballad Matty Groves.
An index of names holds entries for all authors and performers named on the ballad broadsides.
Itinerant bands bang and blow their loudest; organ boys grind monotonously; ballad singers or flying stationers make roaring proclamations of their wares.
Toute la lyre, his latest legacy to the world, would be enough, though no other evidence were left, to show that the author was one of the very greatest among poets and among men; unsurpassed in sublimity of spirit, in spontaneity of utterance, in variety of power, and in perfection of workmanship; infinite and profound beyond all reach of praise at once in thought and in sympathy, in perception and in passion; master of all the simplest as of all the subtlest melodies or symphonies of song that ever found expression in a Border ballad or a Pythian ode.
There were traveling merchants together with fortune tellers, ballad singers and wandering minstrels.
Concluding with a wistful, sunny ballad, it reminded me of happy lethargy on a sunny morning.
The woodcut images that frequently adorn printed broadsides were often recycled, wandering somewhat indiscriminately from one ballad to another.
He sang the doo wop ballad ' So Much In Love ', a song he wrote as a teenager.
Aguilera has gone on to become a highly successful solo recording artist, and her hit ballad Beautiful, written by Linda Perry, was a huge commercial success.
Young Consuelo Velazquez's ballad might have humble origins, but many of the 20th century's most influential musicians have embraced the subtle beauty of her composition.
Music from the show includes The Battle Hymn of Republic and Two Brothers, a Civil War ballad.
There are different styles of songs, all of which are catchy (especially the ballad you play to woo the girl).
Weighing in at an hour, TDS was swamped with brutal metal tracks, grimy sleaze-anthems, and even a piano ballad ("Hurt").
This Iowa ballad man gets comparisons to Leonard Cohen all the time - click the link above to find out why.
With everything 80s being cool again, it is perfectly OK to be into this power ballad from Jet.
Whether or not the coolness of this power ballad makes your old Poison records cool again, well, let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Olivia Newton-John's ballad "Hopelessly Devoted to You" was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song in 1978.
Most of the songs by the male artists get a little poetic, like the first track, Ballad of Fire Starr.
Crazy and My Window get the ballad quota out of the way, though the Soulbone song isn't really that strong compared to the others.
Only You by 112 and Notorious Big is a nice ballad that rounds out the harder songs and the female singers.
Lambert selected Mad World, a melancholy ballad originally written by the British pop-duo Tears for Fears in 1982 and was the first single from the band's debut album The Hurting.
From the Slowhand album, this romantic ballad has become a fixture at proms and in romantic movies.
The touching acoustic ballad was inspired by the death of his 4-year-old son and aches with intense sadness and reflection.
Owen Roe O'Neill (c. 1590-1649), one of the most celebrated of the O'Neills, the subject of the well-known ballad "The Lament for Owen Roe," was the son of Art O'Neill, a younger brother of Hugh, 2nd earl of Tyrone.
The "Luck of Eden Hall," which has been celebrated in a ballad by the duke of Wharton, and in a second ballad written by Uhland, the German poet, and translated by Longfellow, is an enamelled goblet, kept in a leathern case dating from the times of Henry IV.
The laborious John Garay in his Szent Ldszlo shows considerable ability as an epic poet, but his greatestmerit was rather as a romancist and ballad writer, as shown by the, " Pen Sketches " or Tollrajzok (1845), and his legendary series Arpddok (1847).
The Joruri is a dramatic ballad, sung or recited to the accompaniment of the samisen and in unison with the movements of puppets.
Johnny Armstrong of Gilnockie, famed in ballad and legend, was hanged, with forty of his clan, at Carlanrigg, in Teviotdale.
His peculiar strength lay in the historical ballad, which he was the first to introduce into Rumanian poetry, and in the vivid portraiture of Oriental scenery and emotions.
The famous Star Trek orchestral opening was replaced with the lyrical ballad "Where My Heart Will Take Me".
It contains lyrical and ballad poetry, specimens of early exegesis and commentary, lives of the saints, collections of edifying anecdotes and of the now well-known Jatakas or Birth Stories.
In popular story and ballad he is known as one of the heroes of Otterburn or Chevy Chase, which is the subject of one of the most stirring recitals of Froissart.
Colonel James Gardiner was mortally wounded after an heroic stand, and an obelisk in the grounds of his house at Bankton, close to the battlefield, commemorates his valour, while the ballad of Adam Skirving (1719-1803), "Hey, Johnnie Cope!"
The more imaginative, elfin quality, familiar in Dunbar's Ballad of Kynd Kittok and his Interlude of the Droichis Part appears in such pieces as Gyre Carling (the mother-witch), King Berdok, and Lichtounis Dreme.
It is probably to this ballad that Melchior Russ of Lucerne (who began his Chronicle in 1482) refers when, in his account (from Justinger) of the evil deeds of the bailiffs in the Forest districts, he excuses himself from giving the story.
In the orchestral ballad, La Belle Dame sans Merci, he touches the note of weird pathos, and in the nautical overture Britannia his sense of humour stands revealed.
The sun and moon, as in the Bulgarian ballad of the Sun's Bride (a mortal 'girl), are looked on as living beings.
Campbell'S Poetry, In Spite Of A Certain Lack Of Compression, Is Full Of Dramatic Vigour; Roberts Has Put Some Of His Best Work Into Sonnets And Short Lyrics, While Carman Has Been Very Tsuccessful With The Ballad, The Untrammelled Swing And Sweep Of Which He Has Finely Caught; The Simplicity And Severity Of Cameron'S Style Won The Commendation Of Even So Exacting A Critic As Matthew Arnold.
Therefore, although much of the past has been handed down to us in epic, in ballad and in the legends of folk-lore, we must turn from them to what became history in the narrower sense.
To the cause of the revolution this ballad, says Professor Tyler, "was perhaps worth as much just then as the winning of a considerable battle."
Lachmann, whose mind is full of the ballad manner, fastens upon this as an irregularity.
The impression created by the conduct of the Light Brigade was forcibly expressed in Tennyson's well-known ballad, and in spite of the equally celebrated remark of the French general Bosquet, C'est magnifique mais ce n'est pas la guerre, it may be questioned whether the moral effect of the charge did not outweigh the very serious loss in trained men and horses involved.