- a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing.via Dictionary.com
|Simon and Garfunkel|
I made that video myself, by the way. I picked a song that was a modern-day ballad—a song that tells a story—and I created an audio slideshow that featured my song lyrics with the music synced up behind it. Pretty cool, huh? Well, British Literature students will be doing the same thing for their Ballads Project.
A surprising number of students get this part of the assignment wrong, so to help you out, I'll be requiring that, on the blog post where you eventually add your video, you provide me details of the song's plot, including:
- exposition (Who?, What?, Where?, and When?)
- 3 instances of rising action
- the story's climax
dénouementNot necessary—not included in most songs.
Copyright 2001, Sony Music. Posted on YouTube via Fair Use for educational purposes.If you do NOT put this information in, YouTube will block your song, and we won't hear it. If this happens, it will be your responsibility—your grade will suffer, so make sure that this is both your own work and actually listen-able.
Now go to your blog and create a New Post. The top part of your post should include the 3 elements from Step 1; below here, you'll add in the HTML that you copied from YouTube. Make sure you click on the Edit HTML tab at the top of the post composition body and then paste in the code. It should look something like this:
<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="295" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gx3sWnOchBU?fs=1" width="480"></iframe>When you're done, you can publish the post.