stanza



[Eng.] - [Ger.] - [It.]


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 [Eng.] stanza; [Fr.] stance (f); [Ger.] Stanza (f); [It.] stanza (f); [Sp.] estrofa (f).


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