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  • n. Plural form of stanza.


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  • In considering these various groups of lines which we call stanzas it is clear that we have to do with thought-units as well as feeling-units, and that both thought-units and feeling-units should be harmonized, if possible, with the demands of beauty and variety of sound as represented by the rhymes.

    A Study of Poetry

  • First, I really love the way the writing is structured -- not in stanzas or lines, but in staccato bursts of thoughts and ideas.

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  • The thematic surprises of this poem unfold in stanzas that end on notes of mystery — what are those "sad thoughts"?

    Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music

  • Most of the lyrics are written and sung in short stanzas which, coupled with the subtle piano melodies that support the tracks but are never emphasized and hokey, make for crisp, clean song structures.

    Buzzine » Black Gold

  • In concluding this chapter we quote two stanzas from a centennial poem written by a lady who was born in our adjoining county of Cortland and who is a relative of the Hammond family in Dryden, as follows:

    Living in Dryden: May 2004 Archives

  • To answer the question of what goes into chapter one, I'm going to grab the first stanzas from a bunch of Anglo-Scots folk ballads.

    Boing Boing: February 15, 2004 - February 21, 2004 Archives

  • First, Keats's "Ode" has an enlightenment structure: many questions are asked, in stanzas

    Deforming Keat's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

  • The tonal and thematic inconsistencies in stanzas two and three also point to an underlying metaphysical and poetic dilemma.

    Ode on a Grecian Urn

  • We then move back to the paradoxical portrayal of artistic transcendence in stanzas two and three.

    Ode on a Grecian Urn

  • Mask's interanimation of the material and the ideational, of grit and philosophically-oriented intellection -- results in stanzas notably more literary and poetic than Wolfenstein's.

    Kaufman, Notes- _Reading Shelley's Interventionist Poetry, 1819-1820_ - Romantic Circles Praxis Series


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