BALLAD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BALLAD
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing
Classic Sentence:
1  She passed into another ballad, this time a really doleful one.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  This progress you will see easily in that old English ballad TURPIN HERO which begins in the first person and ends in the third person.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  'Why, she sings ballads, sometimes, to freshen up the others a little when they're out of spirits,' said Traddles.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
4  But there I always found her, the same bright housewife; often humming her Devonshire ballads when no strange foot was coming up the stairs, and blunting the sharp boy in his official closet with melody.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  All evening she sang Scotch ballads to Kennicott, and when she noticed that he was chewing an unlighted cigar she smiled maternally at his secret.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  To relieve the tedium of this untimely day she would overhaul the cupboards containing her grandfather's old charts and other rubbish, humming Saturday-night ballads of the country people the while.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
Example Sentence:
1  The musician made the legend into a beautiful ballad.