Chapter 8 A ballad for Boudica

Chapter Eight: A creative writing exercise to create a Ballad for Boudica.

A ballad is like a simple song and it fits perfectly with music. You can speak or sing a ballad. A ballad can be the grand introduction to your story or it can be used at the end - your final thoughts on the story - it’s like the credits are rolling and you want to leave your listener on a dramatic or poetic note.

Each stanza or verse is a four line quatrain with alternate rhymes.

A

B

A

B

Or

A

B

C

B

Not every lines needs to rhyme. You can rhyme with A with A or B with B. Remember this is your poem, you can use the structure as a guideline but if you would rather break free from the ballad structure and free style then go for it!

Here is my idea:

The Ballad of Boudica

A - Through the forest, through the street

B - I followed her, I followed her

A - Hear the stamp of Iceni feet

B - I followed her, I followed her

A - Our leader fierce of fiery fame

B - I followed her, I followed her

A - Remember her glorious name

B - I followed her, I followed her

Boudica


Congratulations on completing this Step. You are rewarded the first letter of Boudica’s secret symbol - the letter E