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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry English Verse Double Ballad Stanza is a verse form which basically doubles the ballad stanza. However, unlike the ballad it need not tell a story. It can simply be an observation. The elements of the Double Ballad Stanza are: An octastich made up of 2 quatrains. metric, accentual, (The ballad utilizes an accentual line and the stress is what counts not the meter, alternating 4 stress, 3 stress.) rhymed, rhyme scheme of xa(b-b) axcxc (x being unrhymed) with an internal rhyme in the 3rd and expletive line. Tell All the Truth b