Techniques of the Eternal Ballad

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The ballad—a short, intense story in verse, often about people doing things they shouldn’t—is an ancient form on almost every continent, with many of the earliest examples anonymous, and represents the beating heart of our verse language, the pattern into which it falls most easily and naturally. It is also still very much alive, in everything from poetry to country music, raps to greeting cards. But don’t be fooled—it’s hard to do well. Join us as we quickly survey more than 700 years of ballads in English and explore how to render the sexiest, wildest stories imaginable in verse for the ages.

Instructor: David Rothman Learn More


Jun 21, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am