Ballad

By Ryan and Ryan

Ballad

A ballad is a poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas. Traditional ballads are typically of unknown authorship, having been passed on orally from one generation to the next as part of the folk culture.

Examples of Ballads

Jack and Jill went

up the hill

To fetch a pale of water;

Jack fell down and broke

his crown

and Jill came tumbling after