The ballade consists of three stanzas, and an envoy, or final half-stanza, which is sometimes omitted.
All that was possible, however, to be made of the ballade was made of it by Mr. Borwick.
Schumann's opinion of this ballade is, that as a work of art it stands below the first, yet is not less fantastic and geistreich.
Others, looking at the ceiling, sigh to the viol some German ballade.
The ballade, which originally ended in F major, was altered to its present conclusion by an afterthought.
Alluding to the wheel of Fortune; see the ballade on Fortune, l. 46, and note.
With the exception of the sonnet, the ballade is the noblest of the artificial forms of verse cultivated in English literature.
Chesterton is so fond of the ballade that I must quote one specimen complete.
It is undoubtedly easier to write a sonnet if one is familiar with Wordsworth or to write a ballade if one has read Dobson.
It agrees with the present ballade; which settles the question.
late 14c., an earlier borrowing of ballad (q.v.) with a specific metrical sense. Technically, a poem consisting of one or more triplets of seven- (later eight-) lined stanzas, each ending with the same line as the refrain, usually with an envoy. Popularized 19c. as a type of musical composition by Frédéric Chopin. Ballade royal is recorded from late 15c.