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Formulaicity in child ballads as a means to express assertiveness
Título de la revista: FOLKLORE
ISSN: 0015-587X
Volumen: 128
Número: 2
Páginas: 175-188
Fecha de publicación: 2017
Oral traditions resort to formulas not only for memorability, but also to transmit meaning of socio-historical import. In the case of Child ballads, she kilted her kirtle' and she took her mantle her about' serve to construct an image of powerful women. Thus, at least in some ballads in English, the stereotype of passive women breaks down.