10 Characteristics of a Ballad

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Number 1

A song that tells a story

Number 2

Concentrates on a single episode

Number 3

Deals with material of universal appeal

Number 4

Uses vocabulary of everyday speech

Number 5

Includes dialogue

Number 6

Lack of specific detail

Number 7

Has an abrupt ending

Number 8

Includes some sort of refrain or repeated line

Number 9

Rarely moralizes

Number 10

A) 4 line stanzas
B) First and third lines have four stresses
C) Second and fourth lines have three stresses
D) ABCB rhyming pattern

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