What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples


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What is a quatrain?

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1. What is a narrative?

2. What is the rhyme scheme of most ballads?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of ballads. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definitions of quatrains and narratives, as well as the rhyme scheme of most ballads.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Defining a quatrain
  • Explaining a narrative
  • Identifying the rhyme scheme of most ballads
  • Telling when ballads had a resurgence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ballads
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the specific characteristics of ballads
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on when ballads experienced a resurgence

Additional Learning

To learn more about ballads, review the accompanying lesson called What is a Ballad? - Definition & Examples This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Refrains as used in ballads
  • Examples of ballads
  • Meter often used in ballads