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The Ballads Of Today Uncle Sams song I Dont Ever Wanna See You Again is a song about a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend In this song Uncle Sam is singing directly to a girl who was once the love of his life He tells her that he never wants to see her again because she was a secret lover of his best friend This song is a lot like a ballad in many ways It uses a refrain which is called the chorus in the lyrics The line I dont ever wanna see you again is used repeatedly through out the song Lines two and four rhyme which is the basic format for the quatrains It is about disappointed love and jealousy which most early ballads were written about I Dont Ever Wanna See You Again was written to be sung like all other ballads The French word for ballad once meant dance so people probably once danced to the rhythm of the ballads In as many ways as it is like a ballad there are just as many ways that it is not I In this song there are no quatrains with eight syllables in the first and third line and six syllables in the second and fourth This example shows the quatrains as having six syllables in the first and third lines and five syllables in the second and fourth lines It took me a minute To wake up and see What the love of my life Was doing to me This song does not use a narrative format because of its use of I and Me All of the ballads we have read were told in third person It uses no incremental repetition The song also has parts of it where as it is not in the quatrain form where it is only a group two lines that rhyme At the end
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