What is a Stanza?
A stanza is a set amount of lines grouped by rhythmical pattern and meter. It usually has four or more lines and can be referred to as a verse.
List of stanza names according to the number of lines:
Two - Couplet
Three - Tercet
Four - Quatrain
Five - Cinquain
Other stanza names:
Stanzas are used in poetry for structure. The length and pattern of the stanza decides what type of poem it is.
Why don't you write a poem and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.