What was the original meaning of the term 'ballad'?
What is a characteristic rhyme scheme often employed in ballads?
How were many ballads written and sold?
During which time period were ballads particularly characteristic of the popular poetry and song of Britain and Ireland?
What did the term 'ballad' come to mean in the later 19th century?
Test your knowledge of ballads with this quiz! From their origins in medieval France to their popularity in Britain, Ireland, and beyond, discover the history and characteristics of this narrative verse form set to music.
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