Ballad

T.O

Purpose

its a narrative poem so it tells a story.

History

back in the days people used it for folk music.

Characteristics

Ballad consists of a simple language, stories (because its a narrative).

Example

Alone

Have you ever really felt alone,
In a room crowded, with people
With the buzz of conversation,
Ignoring, wanting to decouple?

Have you ever really felt alone,
With someone lying next to you,
And you don't really feel her there,
When you belong to someone new.

Have you ever had to carry on,
That nothing seems to be amiss
And yet your mind is miles away
To where your heart still exists.

Work Cited

"2010 Poetry Form Challenge." Long Measure Poetry. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014.