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Writing your own ballad. Stage One. Remind yourself of the ‘ingredients’ needed in writing a ballad: Tells a tragic story 4 line stanzas Rhyme scheme: abcb Regular, strong rhythm Longer first and third line (6,5,6,5 or 7,6,7,6 syllables) May use dialogue and questions

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stage one
Stage One

Remind yourself of the ‘ingredients’ needed

in writing a ballad:

  • Tells a tragic story
  • 4 line stanzas
  • Rhyme scheme: abcb
  • Regular, strong rhythm
  • Longer first and third line (6,5,6,5 or 7,6,7,6 syllables)
  • May use dialogue and questions
  • May end with a moral or address the reader
stage two
Stage Two
  • Pick a recent or past news story upon which to base your ballad.
  • Find as much information as you can about the story.
  • Brainstorm which details that you might want to include.
stage three
Stage Three
  • Now, think of some techniques that you could use in your ballad - try to use the following in your ballad:

simile

metaphor

personification

alliteration

onomatopoeia

stage four now plan what you will describe in each stanza of your ballad
Stage FourNow plan what you will describe in each stanza of your ballad.
  • How will you set the scene in your first stanza?
  • What will you describe in your second stanza? Etc.
  • Which characters will speak?
  • What dialogue will you use?
  • Finally will it have a moral at the end? What will it be?
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Now…
  • Start drafting.
  • Remember to write in pencil… you will need to change and edit your work as you go.
  • Remember you should be using a ‘abcb’ rhyme scheme and a regular, strong rhythm
  • Ask people to read your draft and make suggestions for improvements.
  • Then write your final version.