Here are entered collections of ballads in various unrelated languages. Works in a single language or group of languages are entered under this heading with language qualifier, e.g. Ballads, English; Ballads, Germanic. For works consisting of ballads of an individual ethnic group, additional subject entries are made under the heading [ethnic group]--Music and under the heading Folk music--[place] or Music--[place].
For works limited to one school, the heading is qualified by nationality and an additional subject entry is made under the name of the school, e.g. 1. College verse, American--Massachusetts--Cambridge. 2. Harvard University.
Here are entered collections of epigrams. Works on the epigram as a literary form are entered under the heading Epigram. --subdivision Quotations, maxims, etc. under topical headings, e.g. Politics, Practical--Quotations, maxims, etc.
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for three-line unrhymed poems consisting of 17 syllables that express a single idea, image, or feeling that is generally related to nature. Three-line unrhymed humorous poems consisting of 17 syllables that generally satirize human nature or emotions are entered under Senryu.
Here are entered general collections of hymns, with qualification, when appropriate, by language, e.g. Hymns, English. For collections of hymns of an individual Christian denomination an additional subject entry is made under the heading for the denomination with subdivision Hymns, e.g. Catholic Church--Hymns. --names of individual hymns, e.g. Gloria in excelsis Deo
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for poems that express a deep regret or sorrow for the loss of a person or position. Serious, formal lyric poems that reflect on a solemn subject, generally someone's death, are entered under Elegies.
This heading is used as a genre/form heading for modern poems that are characterized by an attempt to unsettle the ordinary working language by systematically disrupting features such as syntax, referentiality and structural principles like argument and narrative.