What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples


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Unlike folk ballads, ballad poems can be…

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1. Which of these is a theme typically found in ballads?

2. Ballad meter consists of quatrains with alternating lines of x and y stresses each.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of ballad poems. Some things you'll be assessed on include the difference between folk ballads and ballad poems, themes in ballads, and the specifics of ballad meter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Difference between folk ballads and ballad poems
  • Themes that are not found in ballads
  • Quatrains in ballad meter
  • A two-word representation of something based on its connection with others
  • Repeated lines throughout a poem

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ballad poems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific characteristics of ballad poems and how they are distinguished from folk ballads
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on the characteristics of ballad poems and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of poetry, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Ballad Poem? - Definition, Structure & Examples. This lesson covers the following toics:

  • Ballad poem defined
  • Structure of a ballad poem
  • Examples of ballad poems