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  • 1. Ballads
    a song or poem, especially a traditional one or one in a traditional style, telling a story in a number of short regular stanzas, often with a refrain
  • 2. Ballads
    Ideal way to pass along information about current events and beliefs of cultural importance in an illiterate society.
  • 3. Popular subjects
    • Tragic love
    • 4. Domestic conflicts
    • 5. Disastrous wars
    • 6. Shipwrecks
    • 7. Sensational crimes and exploits of outlaws
  • Later ballads concentrates on