The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139895   Message #3213098
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
26-Aug-11 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Ballad metre
Subject: RE: Ballad metre
The metre doesn't define the genre, though it's true enough that a large proportion of ballads in any country will tend to use a limited variety of metres.

If you told a ballad type story, in the manner of a ballad, in any kind of metre, it'd still be a ballad.