Meaning Of Death In Tragic Love Songs: Comparison Between Korean Narrative Songs And Anglo-American Ballads

Suh, Youngsook (Articol)

“In this paper, I investigate how the meaning of death is presented in tragic love songs by comparing Korean narrative songs and Anglo-American ballads. I explore tragic love songs in which couples could only make a real marriage after their deaths. Particularly, I shed light on how the circumstances of marriage and a sequence of events appear in the songs by looking at the structures and metaphors of the songs and singers’ perceptions of the songs. In the Korean narrative song Mr. Lee’s first daughter, for example, a man cannot accept a woman due to their different social classes. A similar case appears in the Anglo-American ballad Lord Thomas and fair Annet.”

Cuvinte cheie: Anglo-American Ballad, butterflies, death, Korean Narrative Song, the roses and briars, Tragic Love Song, and Transformation

Revista de etnografie și folclor / Journal of Ethnography and Folklore

2017, nr. 1-2, p. 119-130