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10 Characteristics of a Ballad

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