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Ballad and Sonnet Poems. Ballad Characteristics. Ballads tell of an event. They were often used to spread the news, provide entertainment, or create a "bigger than real life" story. Ballads (continued). repetition often found in ballads entire stanzas can be repeated like a song's chorus

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ballad characteristics
Ballad Characteristics
  • Ballads tell of an event. They were often used to spread the news, provide entertainment, or create a "bigger than real life" story.
ballads continued
Ballads (continued)
  • repetition often found in ballads
  • entire stanzas can be repeated like a song's chorus
  • lines can be repeated but each time a certain word is changed
  • a question and answer format can be built into a ballad: one stanza asks a questions and the next stanza answers the question
beautiful ballads
Beautiful Ballads…
  • Often have verses of four lines
  • Usually have a rhyming pattern
    • abac
    • aabb
    • acbc
  • Ballads contain a lot of dialogue
  • Two characters in the ballad can speak to each other on alternating lines
basic sonnet form
Basic Sonnet Form
  • Lyric poem of 14 Lines
  • Iambic Pentameter (Meter)
    • Iamb= unstressed + stressed
    • Trochee= stressed + unstressed
    • Spondee= stressed +stressed
    • Anapest= unstressed+unstressed+unstressed
    • Dactyl= stressed+unstressed+unstressed
more measurement
Feet

Monometer= one foot

Dimeter= two feet

Trimeter= three feet

Tetrameter= four feet

Feet

Pentameter= five feet

Hexameter= six feet

Heptameter= seven ft

Octameter= eight feet

More Measurement
measure examples
Measure Examples
  • Tyger Tyger Burning Bright

In the forests of the night

  • Trochaic Tetrameter
  • Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
  • Iambic Pentameter
  • I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
  • Iambic Pentameter
the sonnet
Shakespearean

Stanzas separated into three quatrains and a couplet

Quatrains reveal a situation and a quick turn comes at line 13

Typical Rhyme Scheme

abab cdcd efef gg

Petrarchan

Stanzas separated into an octave and a sestet

Octave reveals a situation/problem and sestet is the resolution

Typical Rhyme Scheme

abbaabba

cdecde, cdccdc, or cdedce

The Sonnet
meter wars
Meter Wars
  • Mary had a little lamb
  • And the sound of a voice that is still
  • Tell me not in mournful numbers
  • Thou art more lovely and more temperate
  • She has combed and brushed her night dark hair
answers
Answers
  • Trochaic Tetrameter
  • Anapestic Trimeter
  • Trochaic Tetrameter
  • Iambic Pentameter
  • Trochaic Pentameter