Ballad Poems are poems that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain. A ballad is often about love and often sung. A ballad is a story in poetic form. A collection of 305 ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants, were collected by Francis James Child in the late 19th century - an example is shown below.

song of the wolf

who will hear our song, If we are gone?

Will you feel our pain, As our blood falls like rain? Who will know our strife,

If you take our life? Why can't we be free, We leave you be.

What would you have done, If it were you under the gun?

You say we are killers, That we thirst for blood.

But you became a murderer, When the first shot rung.