Analysis of "Lord Randall", "Edward, Edward" and "Get Up and Bar the Door"
- In Lord Randall the question left unanswered is
whether or not he dies from the poison and just where he go poisoned.
In the ballad Edward, Edward the motive for killing his
father is never revealed nor is his destination. Get Up and Bar
the Door leaves the reader with many questions like, why does one of
the gentlemen want to kiss the wife of the other man? Frankie and
Johnny is very blunt about the mysteries associated with it saying, “This
story has no moral. This story has no end.”
- In the first two lines of
the fifth stanza “O I fear ye are poison’d” is repeated and represents the
climax of the the ballad. The emotional effect changes from
excitement to fear as the repetition of that switches to “O yes! I
am poison’d.” Seeing as this is the rising action it is an
appropriate pIace for the refrain
- In Lord Randall the climax
is reached when he realizes that he has been poisoned. In Edward,
Edward it finds a climax at the point where he admits to killing his
father. Get Up and Bar the Door climaxes when one of the gentleman
wants to kiss the mans wife. Frankie and Johnny reaches a climax
when Frankie shoots Johnny for cheating on her.
- The implications of the final stanza
in Edward, Edward is that Edward are explained by the lines saying “The curse
of hell frae me sall ye bear.” This roughly means the curse of hell of me
is what you will bear. This means that all the mother is left with is the
haunting memory of her son.
- The possibility of violence in Get Up and Bar the Door is when one of the gentlemen claims he will kiss the woman and her husband feels threatened by this and threatens him in return. Through all this commotion the wife has nothing to say but “Goodman, you’ve spoken the foremost word, Get up and bar the door.”
- I believe Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody focuses on a similar subject as Edward, Edward, Frankie and Johnny, and Lord Randall.
- I believe these ballads do glorify violence when they are sung because it eases off the harshness about it.The issue is the same but it’s the way it comes out or the way it is said.
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