World Building: Songs

World Building:  Songs

Every culture has oral tradition, and before easy TV entertainment it was vitally important for entertainment and sharing ideas. Tolkien understood this, and peppered his work with everything from hobbit folk songs to elvish high poetry.

I don’t advocate lots of elvish poetry; many readers don’t have the patience for elvish epics any more.  But a few touches of oral culture lend authenticity and depth to an imagined world.

Example pending:



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