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stanza British & World English

A group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse

stanza New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

group of lines forming a metrical unit

ballad stanza British & World English

A four-line stanza in iambic meter in which the first and third unrhymed lines have four metrical feet and the second and fourth rhyming lines have three metrical feet

heroic stanza British & World English

A rhyming quatrain in heroic verse. Also called heroic quatrain

elegiac stanza British & World English

A quatrain in iambic pentameter rhymed abab

Spenserian stanza British & World English

The stanza used by Spenser in The Faerie Queene, consisting of eight iambic pentameters and an alexandrine, with the rhyming scheme ababbcbcc

Spenserian stanza New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

eight iambic pentameters followed by an alexandrine, rhyming ababbcbcc