Definitions for stanzaˈstæn zə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usu. four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.
Origin of stanza:
1580–90; < It: room, station, stanza < VL *stantia; see stance
a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
A unit of a poem, written or printed as a paragraph; equivalent to a verse.
An apartment or division in a building.
A structural element in XML
Origin: From stanza.
a number of lines or verses forming a division of a song or poem, and agreeing in meter, rhyme, number of lines, etc., with other divisions; a part of a poem, ordinarily containing every variation of measure in that poem; a combination or arrangement of lines usually recurring; whether like or unlike, in measure
an apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber
In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger poem. In modern poetry, the term is often equivalent with strophe; in popular vocal music, a stanza is typically referred to as a "verse". A stanza consists of a grouping of two or more lines, set off by a space, that usually has a set pattern of meter and rhyme.The stanza in poetry is analogous with the paragraph that is seen in prose, related thoughts are grouped into units. In traditional English-language poems, stanzas can be identified and grouped together because they share a rhyme scheme or a fixed number of lines. In much modern poetry, stanzas may be arbitrarily presented on the printed page because of publishing conventions that employ such features as white space or punctuation.
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