Further reading

Farmer, John S., ed. The Proverbs, Epigrams, and Miscellanies of John Heywood. Guildford, U.K.: Charles W. Traylen, 1986.

Fisher, Joshua B. "'He is Turned a Ballad-Maker': Broadside Appropriations in Early Modern England." Early Modern Literary Studies 9, no. 2 (2003). Available online. URL: http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/09-2/fishball.html. Downloaded on January 21, 2008.

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BALLAD STANZA Although there is no absolute format set for ballads, many share a common form. This standard, which has become known as the ballad stanza, is a quatrain with the rhyme scheme abcb, alternating four-stress and three-stress lines.

See also ballad (folk ballads), border ballads, Middle English lyrics and ballads, Robin Hood ballads.

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