-»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!!!!!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
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