bush ballad


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bush ballad

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(Poetry) an old Australian bush poem in a ballad metre dealing with aspects of life and characters in the bush
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Webber's final day started and ended with a flavour of Australia, as he was welcomed into his garage with applause from his Red Bull team with the bush ballad Waltzing Matilda playing in the background, the report said.
The robust, rhythmic poetic text in bush ballad style evokes Banjo Patterson's The Man from Snowy River as Sam and Lightning Jack go dashing away in a wild chase to catch runaway cattle, leaping a gorge to escape from Ned Kelly, or flying into the stormy sky like a horse of the Gods.
At nights, sometimes when the shooting stopped, a Turkish soldier would sing a lament and at the end there would be applause from the ANZAC trenches, then an Australian would sing a bush ballad and be applauded by the Turkish trenches.
one of the greatest masters of the bush ballad in Australia.
He covers written history, novels, bush ballads, films, television, contemporary and historical theatre, and pictorial history, including cartoons in period news sheets.
context of the other folklore scholars and authors of the era who were motivated to uncover evidence of working class-culture: Edgar Waters, Russel Ward, and the partnership formed by Nancy Keesing and Douglas Stewart to anthologize bush ballads and bush songs -- all of whom relied primarily on published sources.
To characterise the Australian culture of death in the bush as unsentimental is to overlook the lachrymose character of many bush ballads and poetry.
For all the Boys Own atmosphere, the bush ballads and the mawkish sentimentality it does contain works of special interest and appeal.
Poems: sea spray and smoke drift: bush ballads and galloping rhymes; miscellaneous poems; Ashtaroth: a dramatic lyric; the roll of the kettledrum (illustrated).
In 1869 he moved to Brighton, near Melbourne, and there he published a third volume of poetry, Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870).
Poet who gave Australian poetry a more philosophical tone, supplanting traditional bush ballads of old.
He also anthologized bush ballads and other types of Australian poetry and wrote a volume of essays, The Seven Rivers (1960).