A Ballad is is often a narrative set to music. Ballads came from the medieval French, poets and composer used this form of poetry during the 18th century. Ballads have a regular rhyme scheme. Ballads would use the rhyme scheme of aabb. Usually the second and fourth line of the poem is rhymed, originally ballads consisted of couplets each of the lines would contain 14 syllables. A ballad is a short narrative poem going off of a dramatic event.

The Gothic Ballad

I walk carelessly down the dark road

My heavy black boots constantly clicking
Clicking on the cold cement
My long black and velvet Trench coat
Billowing in the slight breeze
My Chest slightly rising under my tight corset
My chains on my pants jingling together
As I walk down this Moon lit road
Staring up at the midnight moon
This is the ballad
The ballad of the lost
Of the silent warriors
Of the people you pass by and call freaks
Of the people
Who will save your soul
For our souls are pure
Our souls sing this ballad
The ballad of the night
The ballad of the pure hearts

By Ankoku Gekido