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.
Here's a performance piece of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"
This Robert Service classic is read by Johnny Cash.