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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement,
Ballad measure is a four-line stanzaic form usually rhymed
abcb and consisting of alternating tetrameter and trimeter lines. It can be accentual-syllabic, as iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter, or it can be podic
with variable numbers of unaccented syllables. Ballads often have a refrain, burden, or chorus.
Where the numbers represent the number of feet in a line.
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Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Common Measure, Epic, Fourteeners, Narrative, Podic Verse, Quatrains