Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'desdansa'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Forums

  • Poetry
    • Member Poetry
    • Member Poetry (overflow)
    • Promotions
    • Member Archive
  • Reference Section
    • Tools
    • Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry
    • Misc. Reference Material
  • Special Interest
    • Poetry Playground
    • Workshop
    • PMO Audio
    • World Poetry
  • Prose and Longer Poetic Works
    • The Prose Forum
    • Longer Poetic Works
  • Reading
    • A Poem I Read Today
    • Favorite Poets
  • General
    • General Discussion
    • Literary Discussion
    • Articles
  • Art
    • Art - General Discussion
    • Photography, Drawing, and Painting
  • Welcome
    • Site Welcome, Philosophy, and Rules
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s Feature Requests
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s Special Requests
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s How-to
  • PMO Community Matters ***MEMBERS ONLY***'s Visions for the Site

Categories

  • The PMO Front Page

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Found 1 result

  1. Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry French Verse Dansa (Occitan), Balete (Old French), or Ballata (Italian),was a popular lyrical verse during the Middle Ages. It was originally set to music meant for joyful dancing. It has limited rhyme and includes a refrain. The verse form was used by poets such as Dante, Petrarch and Medici . The elements of the Dansa, Balete, Ballata are: stanzaic, written most often in 3 quatrains which includes a refrain at the end of each stanza. Occasionally you may find more than 3 stanzas in the poem. The refrain is also added at the beginning of the 1st quatrain, making the 1st stanza a quintain. categorized as having no set meter. However during the period from which these verse forms emerged, quantitative or syllabic meters were most often present in the verse of these regions. The dominant Occitan meter was hexasyllabic (6 syllable) lines and the dominant Italian meter was the heptasyllabic (7 syllable) lines with the primary accent on the 6th syllable. rhymed, rhyme scheme AbbaA bbaA bbaA Ballata by Judi Van Gorder Da di DUM da di DUM DUM DUM Hear the clacking of flying feet striking a military beat The catchy cadence comes up from da di DUM da di DUM DUM DUM Open flirting turns up the heat when good music and dancers meet. The heart becomes the kettle drum da di DUM da di DUM DUM DUM No one will be taking a seat they slide and step and then repeat they dance until their toes are numb, da di DUM da di DUM DUM DUM. Balada (France) is a less popular version and differs from the Dansa or Balatta in that it is more a genre than a stanzaic form. The only consistent requirements being that the verse be lyrical and carry a "persistent" refrain. (The refrain can be more than one line.) From there the frame varies at the discretion of the poet. However the NPEOPP suggests that the first line of the refrain is repeated after the 1st line and sometimes 2nd line of each stanza. The defining features of the Balada are: stanzaic, often written in 3 stanzas (at least 5 lines each) of consistent number of lines (3 quintains, 3 sixains, 3 octaves etc.)Occasionally you may find more than 3 stanzas in the poem. Sometimes written with a mote which then serves as a refrain. the lines have no set meter. However during the period from which these verse forms emerged, quantitative or syllabic meters were most often present in the verse of these regions. The dominant Occitan meter was hexasyllabic (6 syllable) lines and the dominant Italian meter was the heptasyllabic (7 syllable) lines with the primary accent on the 6th syllable. rhymed, when written with a mote and 3 quintains, rhyme scheme AbAbaA bAbaA bAbaA A being the refrain. written with a "persistent" refrain, often at L2, sometimes L4 and the last line of each stanza. Balada by Jan Haag Desdansa is from the same era and is written with the same frame as the Dansa but it is the opposite in content. While the Dansa is joyful, the Desdansa is a sad, tortured verse.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.