ballad stanza definition by Webster's New World
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the four-line stanza commonly used in ballads, generally rhymed abcb
ballad stanza definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A four-line stanza often used in ballads, rhyming in the second and fourth lines and having four metrical feet in the first and third lines and three in the second and fourth.