stanza

[English]
The division of a poem that consists of a series of lines arranged together. This is usually in the form of a recurring pattern of meter and rhyme. In music, a stanza, or verse, is a poem set with a recurring pattern of both rhyme and meter. A "strophic" song (as opposed to a "through-composed" song) has several stanzas or verses set to music that remains the same or similar with each stanza. Many hymns follow this pattern.

See Also

[French] stance
[Spanish] estrofa (f)

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Last Updated: 2013-02-14 14:32:58