A stanza refers to a unified group of lines in poetry?
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What is a group of lines that usually develops one idea?
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Is a stanza the same as a verse?
Well, it depends on what kind of verse you are talking about. One definition of verse is a line of poetry. Using that definition, then no. A stanza is a group of lines, not just one. If you mean a verse of a song, then it could be, but it often is not. A stanza is a group of lines in a poem. Translating a poem into a song sometimes works out so that a stanza is one verse, but sometimes it is two stanzas per verse, or even more.
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What is a stanza?
A stanza is a group of lines in poetry with no blank lines in between. Stanzas are like paragraphs in normal writing. They divide one part of the poem from the next part. In a hymn or a song they would be called 'verses'. a stanza is like a paragraph. divided pieces of a poem In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a large poem.In modern poetry, the term is often equivalent with strophe;in popular vocal music, a stanza is typically referred to as a "verse"(distinct from the refrain,or chorus"). A stanza consists of a grouping of lines, set off by a space, usually has a set pattern of meter and rhyme. In traditional English-language poems, stanzas can be identified and grouped together because they shared 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 feature as white space or punctuation. stan·za noun Etymology: Italian, stay, abode, room, stanza, from Vulgar Latin *stantia stay - more at STANCE Date: 1589 : a division of a poem consisting of a series of lines arranged together in a usually recurring pattern of meter and rhyme : STROPHE A unit of poetry, often a group of 4 lines. A stanza is a part, or a verse, of a poem, typically composed of multiple lines.