Gr. 9 Behind the Ballad
- What are the elements that make up a ballad?
- How do these literary elements work together to create a dominant impression?
- How can I represent a ballad's dominant impression in a movie poster?
PURPOSE:In the past ballads were used to pass on a family's oral history. Today ballads are primarily used to entertain.
- "The Highwayman," by Alfred Noyes
- "Folk Bloodbath" by Josh Ritter
- Student selected ballad.
We have been identifying and explaining the following literary elements:
- Plot diagram
- Figurative Language
- through the interrelationship of plot, setting and character
- by diction, symbols and figurative language
"The Highwayman" Resources:
"Folk Bloodbath" Resources:
Student Selected Ballads - ResourcesCriteria for selecting a Ballad - Ballads MUST:
- be appropriate for school
- follow a plot diagram
- have a minimum of 5 figurative devices
- have a minimum of 5 examples of diction
To ensure we all have a strong dominant impression we have planned out our ideas by:
- completing a chart,
- sketching a thumbnail (rough visual of title, central image, tagline and background) with
- noted of 5 items from our class generated list of Elements of design on sketch
|DEFINITION & CHART|
|THUMBNAIL SKETCH with 5 items from class list|