Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 decade ago

-»i need help writing a ballad[a poem] on misty may.. any ideas?!!!?

i need 6 stanza's it has to rhyme and each stanza needs to be 4 lines can somebody help me write a couple? or give me some inspiration because my mind is going blank.. HELP!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Ballad meter has 4 beats in one line followed by 3 beats in the next line; this is doubled to make a stanza. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Colerdige will give you an excellent sense of ballad meter.

    Ballads are narrative, that is, they tell a story. So unless you have a story worked out, you might want to try another verse form.

    Source(s): Professional poet
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