Poetry Study Aid: The Ballad of Father Gilligan William Butler Yeats

<![CDATA[<b style="font-weight: normal;"></b><br /> The Ballad of Father Gilligan William Butler Yeats Ballad A ballad is a narrative poem consisting of simple stanzas and usually having a refrain. Ballads have their origin in the folk tradition and are meant to be sung. The prominent features of a ballad are the following: narrative ( tells a story) folksy (simple and pertaining to the oral  folk tr...