The term stanza refers to a single, related chunk of lines in poetry. It basically refers to one unit or group of lines, which forms one particular faction in poetry. The most basic kind of stanza is usually 4 lines per group, with the simplest rhyme scheme “a-b-a-b” being followed.

“The greedy paddy cat,

Chased after the mice;

She got so round and fat,

But it tasted so nice”

5 thoughts on “Stanza”

  1. Though I have heard the paragraphs of a poem being called stanza, this is the first time that I am hearing the official definition of the same. Thanks a lot for the wonderful definition as it helped me to update my knowledge.

  2. You gotta look at the last word in each line, if they rhyme like cat & fat or mice & nice, then you got a rhyme scheme. Cat & fat being “A” and mice & nice being “B”.

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