Ballad Stanza (20 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

A quatrain that alternates tetrameter with trimeter lines, and usually rhymes a b c. See our entry on Common Measure.

Citation:
Editors. "Ballad Stanza". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=93, accessed 10 December 2016.]