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ballad
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Definition a song (or poem) that tells a story
  • her latest album is a collection of love ballads.
ballads = songs that tells a story
  • ...write a ballad of this dream.
    Shakespeare, William  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • As the Knight sang the last words of the ballad, he ...
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • ballad = a song that tells a story
  • For as long as I remember, especially when in a good mood, he sang this Mexican ballad that I never could figure out the words to.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • ballad = a song that tells a story
  • This is a merry ballad;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • ballad = a song (or poem) that tells a story
  • The old ballad which tells of their fight says...
    McSpadden, J. Walker  --  Robin Hood
  • The common folk held him dear, and his memory is still green in ballad and tradition.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • Thanks to this change of position, he was able to listen to the ballad with far less embarrassment than before.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • A good ballad draws my ear and heart whilst I listen, as much as an epic has done before.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series
  • "This speech is longer than a marcher ballad, and I don't think he's stopped for breath."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Old poems, ballads, books he had read many times over, gave greater pleasure than ever.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Hour after hour of ballads, love songs, mountain airs.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Il y a longtemps queje t'aime jamais je ne t'oublierai—it's the old French ballad I used to sing to Alec and Isabelle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The next number was a slow ballad in which a woman sang about her lover on death row.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Theresa had always loved her music, but when Linda later walked to the microphone to perform a dreamy ballad, Theresa nonetheless began to cry.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • But, like Jenny in the ballad....
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Ben turns on the radio finally and finds a rock station with ballads we can sing along to.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • And then privily he wrote unto her letters and ballads of the most goodliest that were used in those days.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I
  • This progress you will see easily in that old English ballad TURPIN HERO which begins in the first person and ends in the third person.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • A lay for your eyes, a ballad for your lips, a duet to your breasts.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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