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How do you write a Ballade?

Ballades follow a strict rhyme scheme ("ababbcbc"), and typically have three eight-line stanzas followed by a shorter four-line stanza called an envoi. The last line of each stanza—the refrain—is always the same.

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Keeping this in consideration, how do you start writing a ballad?

To write a ballad, start by choosing a memorable event that you want to write about or coming up with your own fictional story. Then, write out the story so it's broken up into 4 four-lined stanzas. If you want to write a traditional ballad, have the first and second lines in each stanza rhyme.

One may also ask, what is an example of a ballad? For example: "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers. "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" by Elvis Presley. "God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You" by Nsync.

Subsequently, question is, what are the rules of a ballad?

The core structure for a ballad is a quatrain, written in either abcb or abab rhyme schemes. The first and third lines are iambic tetrameter, with four beats per line; the second and fourth lines are in trimeter, with three beats per line. The second ingredient is the story you want to tell.

How do you write a sestina?

To write a sestina, choose a specific theme or idea to focus on. Next, write a six-line stanza that ends with six specific words that you will repeat in the poem. Then, create five more stanzas, incorporating one of the chosen six words into each stanza.

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