And writers seem to get it a lot, the relationship between words and page and phrase and paragraph, or stanza.
Finally, just before the tenth stanza, a crestfallen Alvarado whispered that he was done.
E-book use on the iPhone exploded, with over a million downloads of the stanza application alone.
"group of rhymed verse lines," 1580s, from Italian stanza "verse of a poem," originally "standing, stopping place," from Vulgar Latin *stantia "a stanza of verse," so called from the stop at the end of it, from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand" (see stet).
A period, an inning, a round, a chukker, or some other division of a game or contest; canto: The Jets pulled an el foldo in the third stanza (1933+ Sports)