A Stanza is a set amount of lines grouped by rhythmical pattern and meter. It usually has four or more lines and is can be referred to as a verse.
2 lines = Couplet
3 lines = Tercet
4 lines = Quatrain
5 lines = Cinquain
Stanzas are used in poetry for structure. The length and pattern of the stanza decides what type of poem it is.
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