Welcome to The British Literary Ballads Archive, a site dedicated to a unique genre of literary imitations of traditional ballads. The site contains a growing archive of over 700 poems, as well as short biographical sketches of the poets who wrote them.

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A List of Critical Essays

Poets Writers Critical Essays
Arnold, Matthew (1822-88) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka Matthew Arnold and the Ballad (in Japanese)
Aytoun, William E. (1813-65) Makiko Miyahara 19世紀パロディ・バラッド詩 (1)―エイトンとロビンフッド・バラッド―
Burns, Robert (1759-96) Hisayo Nakashima Robert Burnsの模倣の諸相— Ballad、Fergusson、Barbourからの摸倣とその意味を考える —
Goldsmith, Oliver (?1730-74) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka The Sentimentality of "Edwin and Angelina" (in Japanese)
Hamilton, W. of Bangour (1704-54) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka The History of Literary Ballads (2)- "The Braes of Yarrow" as a Touch of Poetry- (in Japanese)
Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka Ballad Techniques in Hardy's Poems - Some Critical Analyses
  Kazuko Kondo A Study of The Mayor of Casterbridge: from the Viewpoint of Traditional Ballads (in Japanese)
Keats, John (1795-1821) Akiko Kamata Keats's Acceptance of Thomas Rymer (in Japanese)
  Takuro Yabushita ロマン派詩人にとってのバラッド— キーツの‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ を中心に —
  Akiko Kamata “The Three Ravens” and “La Belle Dame sans Merci”: Ballads on Bird (in Japanese)
Kingsley, Charles (1819-75) Hisayo Nakashima 19世紀バラッド詩の一断面—— Charles Kingsleyの“The Three Fishers” ——
Mickle, William Julius (1735-88) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka The History of Literary Ballads (6) - "Cumnor Hall" and the Speaker in 'sick'ning griefe'
Motherwell, William (1797-1835) Kiyoko Inoue Peter Buchan in Motherwell's Minstrelsy: Ancient and Modern (in Japanese)
Noyes, Alfred (1880-1958) Makiko Miyahara Perspectives of Tradition and Innovation in "The Highwayman"--Alfred Noyes' Gothic Outlaw Ballad (in Japanese) 
Percy, Thomas (1729-1811) Minoru Mihara Pursuit of an Original Author: Thomas Percy’s Editorial Policy (in Japanese)
  Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka The History of Literary Ballads (3) - The Editor's Finger in the Pie : "The Child of Elle" (in Japanese).
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-82) Makiko Miyahara
‘Stratton Water’の「曖昧さ」―ロセッティは何故バラッド詩を選んだか?―
  Makiko Miyahara D.G. Rossettiの最後の詩作―バラッド詩の個性と非個性―
Scott, Sir Walter (1771-1832) Hisayo Nakashima Sir Walter Scottのゴシックバラッド— “William and Helen”をめぐって —
  Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka 'Ballads : On Some of Scott's Editorial Problems'
Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) Maki Ito P. B. ShelleyのWandering Jew像とゴシシズム
Tickell, Thomas (1685-1740) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka "Colin and Lucy" - The Ballad Imitation and Phases of Sophistication
Wardlaw, Lady Elizabeth (1677-1727) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka The History of Literary Ballads (1) - "Hardyknute" as a Prelude to the 18th Century- (in Japanese)
William Wordsworth, (1770-1850) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka W. Wordsworth's Ballad Poems - Lyrical Ballads, the First and Revised Editions (in Japanese)
Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) Mitsuyoshi Yamanaka Yeats's 'half ballad, half lyric' (in Japanese)
  Naomi Miki Organic Images and the Fusion of Antinomies in Words for Music Perhaps (in Japanese)