V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: lines of poetry that form a unit

Synonyms: composition, arrangement, unit, piece, lines, verse, poetry


Tips: Stanza is derived from the Italian stanza, which means "verse or lines of a poem." Stanzas refer to the many units of a poem. Verse and stanza are synonymous. Verse is often used to describe lines of music that form a unit, while a stanza is often used in poetry, but this is not a set rule.

Usage Examples:

She had the poem memorized, except for the last stanza. (lines, unit, arrangement)

I especially liked the second stanza of the poem. (verse, piece, unit)

The poet never broke her poems into stanzas until she had finished writing them. (units, pieces)

The third stanza of that poem didn't seem to fit with the rest of the verses. (unit)

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