|1.||prosody a fixed number of verse lines arranged in a definite metrical pattern, forming a unit of a poem|
|2.||(US), (Austral) a half or a quarter in a football match|
|[C16: from Italian: halting place, from Vulgar Latin stantia (unattested) station, from Latin stāre to stand]|
a division of a poem consisting of two or more lines arranged together as a unit. More specifically, a stanza usually is a group of lines arranged together in a recurring pattern of metrical lengths and a sequence of rhymes.
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