Flower She’s a Good Girl Loves Her Mama Loves Jesus and America Too Shirt! I read this and found it very interesting. Definition of a Ballad! A ballad is a narrative poem that originally was set to music. Ballads were first created in medieval France, and the word ballad comes from the French term chanson balladée, which means “dancing song.” Ballads then became popular in Great Britain and remained so until the nineteenth century. The meaning has changed somewhat in the present day to refer to any slow love song.
As ballads were originally meant to be lyrics set to dancing music, there is a noticeable musical quality to the rhythm of the lines. Flower She’s a Good Girl Loves Her Mama Loves Jesus and America Too Shirt! The typical ballad meter was an alternation between lines in iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter. Ballads were generally written in quatrains with a regular rhyme scheme of ABCB. However, there were many different variations on the meter and rhyme of traditional ballads depending on their geographical origin.
The main feature in all ballads was their narrative structure and repetition of certain lines or even whole stanzas. Common Examples of Ballad and the Flower She’s a Good Girl Loves Her Mama Loves Jesus and America Too Shirt. There are several songs still popular today that have been passed down through the generations that fit the definition of a ballad. For example, the following lines come from the very popular Irish ballad Danny Boy!