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Balada

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement

 
Description: 

A dance song with an insistent refrain. Has repetition of full refrain after each stanza. First line of refrain is repeated after first and second line or section of each stanza. It is usually three verses, where the stanzas are separated into three parts with the first two identical in structure and the third matching the refrain or respos. Both the balada and dansa were common in Occitan around the year 1300.

 
Origin: 

Occitan

 
Schematic: 
RA bRbRa(RA) bRbRa(RA) bRbRa(RA)

Where:

R is the first line of the refrain.
A is the rest of the refrain.
b is a section of the main stanza.
a is a section of the main stanza that matches the entire
   refrain in form.
 
See Also:  

Dansa

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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