Most of medieval literature is poetry. A popular genre was that of romances, generally translated from the French models. They’re stories in verse about chivalry, love and magic (like fairies, giants, dragons and wizards). These stories came from three main sources: France (about Charlemagne), Rome (about classical stories, such as the conquest of Troy) and Britain (the story of King Arthur).
From medieval poetry derived the popular ballads. They were wrote anonymously and could be accompanied or not with dance. They were transmitted orally and written between the 13th and 14th centuries. They were collected only in the 1765 in the “Reliques of Ancient English Poetry” by Bishop Thomas Percy. The narrative technique of ballads is similar to that of montage in film. It is not a continuous sequence of events, but a series of rapid flashes. Popular ballads are composed both of dialogue and narration. The stanzas of a ballad are usually composed of four lines and the rhyme scheme is: ABCB. But sometimes they’re couplets(two lines) with an alternating refrain(repetition). The language of the ballads is simple and it has a lot of formulaic phrases. Ballads are peopled with magic animals which could speak, fairies, witches and ghosts.
Ballads are classified to the following themes:
– Ballads of magic: about magic (fairies, ghosts ecc…);
– Border Ballads: about the rivalry between the English and the Scottish;
– Ballads of love and domestic tragedy;
– Ballads of outlaws: about the cycle of Robin Hood.
Gidget’s Styles – Genevieve MESH Gown Cobalt
Moondrops – Triskel Choker with hud
Both available at the Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Medieval Faire
WE’RE GOING MEDIEVAL ON CANCER!!
Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team (#38) presents the Third Annual Medieval Faire, beginning May 19 – June 19, 2017. The faire, similar to a real world ‘Ren – Faire’, offers medieval tournaments in jousting, en garde, sword melee, magic, archery, and horse racing. There are over 50 merchants participating. They are supporting Relay For Life with items that will be sold for 100% profit to Relay. On the entertainment front a dozen live performers and many djs are all donating their time, talent and treasure to Relay For Life. Don’t miss this exciting month long event; try your hand at all the sports, find that perfect outfit or decor item, enjoy live musicians and dj sets!