Tyler Sperry


the composition of ballads began in the European folk tradition, in many cases accompanied by musical instruments. A typical ballad is a plot-driven song, with one or more characters hurriedly unfurling events leading to a dramatic conclusion.Ballads began to make their way into print in fifteenth-century England. Example: I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
In a softer bed than the soft white snow's is,
Under the roses I hid my heart

Works Cited

"Poetic Form: Ballad." Academy of American Poets, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014