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Ballad Poems

Read wonderful ballad poetry on the following sub-topics: death, friendship, life, love, middle school, nature, narrative, sad, school and more. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Concession Christopher Nova Ballad anger, betrayal, black love,
Lost One Christopher Nova Ballad black love, boyfriend, break
Settlement Conference Christopher Nova Ballad black love, break up,
green oboe Allan Terry Ballad africa, america, art, assonance,
Song, Sis Mike Reed Ballad appreciation,
the apple john bogard Ballad life, philosophy, tree,
The scent of Jasmin vernon Tackett Ballad angel, autumn, beauty, death,
To the haters Danny Noble Ballad 9th grade,
Fall From Grace Robertina B. Ballad encouraging, life, loss, love,
WAKE UP Quondreika Cheatham Ballad beauty, for her, inspiration,
We Wish You Were Here Dana Redricks Ballad animal, appreciation, betrayal, blue,
Gallery Mateus Corvinus Ballad art, history, imagery, symbolism,
Trials and Tribulations of a Real One Christopher Nova Ballad anxiety, baby, break up,
Moolah Christopher Nova Ballad black african american, black
Poems From The Trap Christopher Nova Ballad black love,
This is how the story goes Khadidja Megaache Ballad desire, emotions, for him,
Premium Member Poem The Maiden of Carbury Hill Quoth TheRaven Ballad for teens, green, history,
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his wasteful woman Allan Terry Ballad art, celebrity, inspirational love,
Premium Member Poem The Tale of My Beautiful Man Of God Lover-- James Edward Lee Sr. Ballad analogy, appreciation, devotion, for
Looking for the light Paul Warren Ballad life, light,
Eyes on the horizon Paul Warren Ballad future, life,
Wrestle with the truth Paul Warren Ballad truth,
The end of times Paul Warren Ballad death, journey, life,
worried crown Gama leo ikfingeh Ballad 6th grade, leadership,
normal stephen crenshaw Ballad 12th grade, adventure, america,
Premium Member Poem The Sad Tragic Tale of Dennis Lloyd Martin Michael Wise Ballad dark, death, mystery, scary,
effective aquistions championship presences Allan Terry Ballad confidence, culture, mentor, metaphor,
Functions of Mint Allan Terry Ballad betrayal, business, guitar, lost
maya angelou stephen crenshaw Ballad 12th grade, 3rd grade,
To You Vipin Pratap Ballad appreciation, beauty, body, gender,
Premium Member Poem Grinning Michael Wise Ballad dark, metaphor, mystery,
THE FOCUS SONG Cortez Maurell Lewis Ballad appreciation, clothes, confidence, identity,
Telling White Lies matthew harris Ballad abuse, age, america, child
Love is like flowers, melodies, fragrances and bridges Michelo Mweetwa Ballad feelings, first love, loneliness,
Bottles of Love Seema Ali Ballad america, appreciation, autumn, baptism,
The Old Homestead and the clear blue sky Paul Warren Ballad home, life,
Judgement Exoneration Conviction stephen crenshaw Ballad 12th grade, 1st grade,
If you ever come back Mustofa Munir Ballad love,
Inside of Me Emily Heida Ballad 11th grade, body, confusion,
Moments Paul Warren Ballad life,
Premium Member Poem CHALLENGER RICHARD RODRIGUEZ Ballad america,
yeah man Allan Terry Ballad food,
WHO'S KNOW SHIVAM MISHRA Ballad boy, feelings, girl, i
FOLKLORE Brian Pierre-Alexander Ballad 1st grade, evil, fantasy,
Mayor Gregory Fischer stephen crenshaw Ballad 11th grade, 12th grade,
A,I Waltz Jaz Yeats Ballad change, computer, conflict, faith,
Salute to the Indian Soldiers Vivek Verma Ballad care, courage, inspiration, poetry,
bob dylan, may your story be forever told George Christos Ballad blessing, celebration, for him,
Dig this baby Paul Warren Ballad life,
In my dreams Paul Warren Ballad life,

About This Page

Ballad Poems. Examples of Ballads and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Ballad poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Ballad.

Brief Definition

A ballad is a type of poem that narrates a story in the form of short stanzas. It is primarily meant to be sung out rather than recited as is the case with most other poems. It is derived from the Latin word “Ballare” which means, “dancing song.”

There are two main types of Ballad. These are the folk or the traditional ballad and the literal ballad. The traditional ballads are those that were developed anonymously in years past and passed down to the subsequent generations orally. As such, they have no written forms and undergo some modifications in each subsequent generation.

The literal ballad, on the other hand, refers to the actual imitations of the traditional ballad. This simply means that they are the written forms, rather than the oral forms, of the traditional ballads. Their authorships are hence known or identifiable in sharp contrast to the case of traditional ballads.

Characteristics of Ballads

Regardless of their nature and types, all ballads display some common characteristics. They contain a refrain that is repeated, employ dialogue, use colloquial language, are short and concise, have abrupt and unexpected openings, and are simple in nature, to mention but a few!

Uses of Ballad

Owing to its sensational nature, the ballad is employed in a number of events and social settings. These mainly include general entertainment, educational settings, and wedding ceremonies. They are mainly employed to convey some information that is relevant to the occasion or event in question. 

Ballad Poem Example

The Definition Of A Real Woman

(W)- A real woman knows that the wages of sin is death so she is not concerned about the wages of a real man, because money comes and goes like day and night; but true love comes just every blue moon. A real woman isn't loud and doesn't have to be the center of attention. Money is a gold-diggers virtue, while patience is a real woman’s virtue. A real woman is always wary of the image she displays to the world because she knows her children are watching her every move. A real woman’s wisdom comes from the teachings of her elders and the experiences and hardships life brings. A real woman is the wings that help a broken man learn to fly again. When you become the object of a real woman’s affection, winning is the only option.

(O)- A real woman’s main obligation is to better herself, before she attempts to become someone’s better half. A real woman is very obliged with all that God has blessed her with. When a man takes a real woman for granted, she makes up her mind to put him away into oblivion. A real woman is use to jumping hurdles because overcoming obstacles in life keeps her on the right track. A real woman doesn't spend her time worrying if failure is around the corner, because she occupies her freedom chasing her dreams in her most comfortable running shoes. A real woman is a hopeless romantic ready to be wooed with an odyssey of love with a real man by her side.

(M)- A real woman’s presence is magnanimous and captures attention because of the poised and elegant stature of her classy nature. A real woman is like the magnet of ecstasy. All women don't attend college or hold prestigious employment, but for many being the Valedictorian of mothers everywhere is the major of their lives. A real woman respects the art of marriage and believes in monogamy. A real woman’s life is the motion picture of sophistication. The mythology of a woman began within a man’s ribs and ends in the beat of his heart.

(A)- A real woman sticks to her man like glue and never abandons his side. A real woman has the ability to do anything a man can. A real woman has the power to fill the abyss of a man’s pains with joy. A real woman prays with her other half because faith is the key of remaining on one accord. A real woman will amaze you with the way she adapts to changes in her ambiance. A real woman is the architect of her own destiny.

(N) A real woman needs a man to understand and love her for everything she is and for everything she is not because a good support system is a leading factor in longevity within relationships. A real woman is the nexus between love and happiness. When you converse with a real woman you will realize that she is nimble with her every response. No man can ignore the nymph of a real woman, because it is in her D.N.A to be notable.

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