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Forms of Poetry
Ballad

Strong association with childhood
Strong rhythms
Repetition of key phrases and rhymes
Meant to be an oral poem
Simple language
Tells a story
ABCB or ABAB rhyme scheme
The first and second line have four stresses
The second and third line have three stresses
Repetition
Dialogue…

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Lines have same meter
Iambic pentameter

Free Verse

No regular pattern
No regular rhyme scheme
No regular meter

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