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Stanza Definition

Poetry Definition of Stanza

One or more lines that make up the basic units of a poem - separated from each other by spacing.

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[n] a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem


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Misc. Definitions

\Stan"za\, n.; pl. {Stanzas}. [It. stanza a room, habitation, a stanza, i. e., a stop, fr. L. stans, p. pr. of stare to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Estancia}, {Stance}, {Stanchion}.]
1. 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. Horace confines himself strictly to one sort of verse, or stanza, in every ode. --Dryden.
2. (Arch.) An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.

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