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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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stanzastan‧za /ˈstænzə/ noun [countable]  ALa group of lines in a repeated pattern forming part of a poem syn verse
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stanzaIf a stanza from Sappho, for instance, were to fall on your foot, it might hurt.This is an excellent contrast between stanzas.Adding insult to injury, a double cross awaits our luckless hero in the final stanza.Athough the text is sometimes represented in stanzas, it does not appear as verse in all the manuscripts.In stanza three it appears once again.Each kid would sing a two-line stanza, making it up as he went.The sun is a very good symbol and can be used to show the contrast in the tone between the stanzas.
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