Today’s been lost to sleep and rest following marathon reading efforts and writing up notes! So, ballad, anaphora/epistrophe and hero(ine)/anti-hero can wait for a return visit … https://href.li/?https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_assignment/writing-201-heroine/

Here’s a poem that meets my expectation of ballad, Oscar Wilde’s Ballad of Reading Gaol

(stanza 31 of part 3)

For Man’s grim Justice goes its way
And will not swerve aside:
It slays the weak, it slays the strong,
It has a deadly stride:
With iron heel it slays the strong,
The monstrous parricide!

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