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stanza

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n. an inning in baseball or some other division of a ball game. He’s doing better than he was in the last stanza.
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His genius has had no better description than in this stanza from William Winter's poem, read at the dedication exercises of the Actors' Monument to Poe, May 4, 1885, in New York:
Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
One can trust you, certainly, to say unpleasant things," he said, smoothing out the page, clearing his throat, and reading half a stanza to himself.
The Spencerian stanza, with its rich variety of movement and its harmonious closes, long shut "Childe Harold" from me, and whenever I found a poem in any book which did not rhyme its second line with its first I read it unwillingly or not at all.
The pages of his mind were blank, and, without effort, much he read and liked, stanza by stanza, was impressed upon those pages, so that he was soon able to extract great joy from chanting aloud or under his breath the music and the beauty of the printed words he had read.
Spenser invented for himself a new stanza of nine lines and made it famous, so that we call it after him, the Spenserian Stanza.
It may be asked further of poetry, whether the meter and stanza structure are appropriate to the mood and thought and so handled as to bring out the emotion effectively; and whether the sound is adapted to the sense (for example, musical where the idea is of peace or quiet beauty).
Lermontov repeatedly fails to complete the stanza, filling in only some lines: ten out of the total of fifty-four stanzas in Tambov Treasurer's Wife are incomplete, while Pushkin, in his 366-stanza poem, takes advantage of that license four times.
Child had access to two of the ballads: 'Sir Andrew Wood' ('Sir Patrick Spens') (Child 58 D), which Kirkpatrick Sharpe had sent to Motherwell; and a version of 'Bonnie Lizie Baillie' (Child 227 C), which Sharpe had contributed to Johnson's Scots Musical Museum --but, for some strange reason, only the first four stanzas out of eight.
Each stanza may be its own separate meditation, as is apparent if you pause for a breath or two between stanzas.
Dubai -- Shaikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), recently attended an inspiring event held under the desert sky called Desert Stanzas.
Cohen's most famous work, "Hallelujah," exists in two versions, a four-stanza song from 1984, which Cohen expanded to eight stanzas in 1988.
The yearning to close the circle (2) is further embedded in the poem's structure through the closing couplets in numerous stanzas.
The three middle stanzas, which cram all of the little tomboy's naughty activities into one sentence, is replete with terms pointing to both life and death.
In between these two stanzas, verses 9 and 10 urge the audience to go out and observe the destruction God brought onto Israel's enemies.