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Ballads

Ballads

Author: Brian Mead
Description:

To identify the structure of the Ballad form of poetry

To become exposed to samples of ballads

To write a ballad

In this lesson we will look at what makes up a ballad and how you can write one of your own.

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Tutorial

Introduction to the Ballad

Watch the video below on the ballad form of poetry.  I think you'll really enjoy listening, reading, and writing ballads.

We sometimes think of ballads as sentimental songs like the Plain White T's "Hey there Delilah," or Alicia Keys' "Like I'll Never See You Again," or even Taylor Swift's "Love Story."  In the world of poetry, however, a ballad is a lively storytelling poem written in what is called the ballad stanza.

Source: poetryoutloud.org

The Ballad

Jabberwocky

Here's a performance piece of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"

The Cremation of Sam McGee

This Robert Service classic is read by Johnny Cash.

Lesson as self guided presentation

This is the original Prezi presentation without narration to review as your own pace.

Find More Poetry

The Poetry Out Loud site has audio and video recordings of many poems, their authors, and responses to poems.

Also check out The Poetry Foundation for more great poems, audio, and video.

Submit Your Ballad

Submit your typed ballad to edmodo.com

You can find your grading rubric here.

Remember: it is due by Friday, January 11.