Danish translation: Strofe

English term or phrase:stanza
Danish translation:Strofe

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15:35 Jun 18, 2009
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: stanza
Definition from Infoplease:
Two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem. The stanzas of a poem are usually of the same length and follow the same pattern of meter and rhyme.

Example sentence(s):
  • Stanzas provide structure and format within a poem. In many ways they are the equivalent of a paragraph in a prose work. The use of stanzas can make a poem more visually appealing, and give the poem a means of division. Even poems without rhyme or meter will gain structure from the use of stanzas. PoeWar
  • A sestina is usually an unrhymed poem consisting of six stanzas made up of six lines each. The sestina employs word repetition rather than rhyme. The last word of each line in the first stanza is repeated in a different order in the following five stanzas. Poets’ Graves
  • The type of stanza in a poem may be determined by counting the number of lines in the stanza. In English, for example, the most common type of stanza is the quatrain, or four line stanza. everything2
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En strofe i et digt eller en sang er hvad man i daglig tale ofte kalder et vers, nemlig et afsnit bestående af et antal tekstlinjer.
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Definition from Wikipedia:
En strofe i et digt eller en sang er hvad man i daglig tale ofte kalder et vers, nemlig et afsnit bestående af et antal tekstlinjer.

Example sentence(s):
  • Længere digte kan deles op i strofer og vers. En samling af digte som hænger tematisk sammen kaldes en digtcyklus, og digte som udgør en samlet fortælling kaldes et digtepos. - Wikipedia  
Stig Jensen
United States
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Yes  Gert Josef Fode: stanze, (it. stanza (i begge betydninger), af lat. stare stå, bebo), strofe med otte rimede verslinjer. SE,_jura_og_politik/Sprog/...
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Yes  Jakob Boller
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