Ballad and
Common
Meter

Ballad and Common Meter
Syllables

Nathan Slacker

Bullet

Robot
Syllables

Amuse Destroy

Inject

Marcel
Syllables

Strawberry Buffalo

Scorpion Horrible
Syllables

Understand Interrupt

Contradict Incomplete
Your Turn

Recognize Table Suffer Within Overcome
Convert Underfoot Hardcore Complete Hickory
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

8 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
6 syllables

It is an Anci...
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Fourteener

8 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
6 syllables

It...
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

8 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
8 syllables

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/

I...
The Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

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Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
a tale of a fateful trip.

/

/
...
The Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

8 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
6 syllables

Just sit right back and you'll hear a t...
The Gilligan’s Island Theme Song

8 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
6 syllables

Just sit right back and you'll hear a t...
Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang

Now, what you hear is not a test
I'm rapping to the beat
And me, the groove, and m...
Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang

8 syllables
6 syllables
8 syllables
8 syllables

Now, what you hear is not a test
...
Your Turn

In groups, write your own short ballad with at least 4
stanzas

Choose the fourteener format:
4 line stanzas (q...
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  1. 1. Ballad and Common Meter Ballad and Common Meter
  2. 2. Syllables Nathan Slacker Bullet Robot
  3. 3. Syllables Amuse Destroy Inject Marcel
  4. 4. Syllables Strawberry Buffalo Scorpion Horrible
  5. 5. Syllables Understand Interrupt Contradict Incomplete
  6. 6. Your Turn Recognize Table Suffer Within Overcome Convert Underfoot Hardcore Complete Hickory
  7. 7. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 8 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables 6 syllables It is an Ancient Mariner And he stoppeth one of three By thy long beard and glittering eye Now wherefore stopp’st thou me.
  8. 8. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Fourteener 8 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables 6 syllables It is an Ancient Mariner And he stoppeth one of three By thy long beard and glittering eye Now wherefore stopp’st thou me.
  9. 9. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 8 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables 8 syllables / / / / It is an Ancient Mariner And he stopp’th one of three By thy long beard and glittering eye Now wherefore stopp’st thou me.
  10. 10. The Gilligan’s Island Theme Song / / / / Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. / / / / That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.
  11. 11. The Gilligan’s Island Theme Song 8 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables 6 syllables Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.
  12. 12. The Gilligan’s Island Theme Song 8 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables 6 syllables Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.
  13. 13. Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang Now, what you hear is not a test I'm rapping to the beat And me, the groove, and my friends Are gonna try to move your feet
  14. 14. Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang 8 syllables 6 syllables 8 syllables 8 syllables Now, what you hear is not a test I'm rapping to the beat And me, the groove, and my friends Are gonna try to move your feet
  15. 15. Your Turn In groups, write your own short ballad with at least 4 stanzas Choose the fourteener format: 4 line stanzas (quatrains) Alternating 8 and 6 syllable lines Rhyme only the 2nd and 4th lines Use primarily unstressed/stressed meter For subject matter: Consider a narrative/story (ex. “The Ballad of Kim Kardashian”) Fractured/modern fairy tale Crazy person tells you a story Rap on why you are particularly dope

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