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stanza

stan zuh

  • n  a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

  • Recently the Harrovians have given Old Harrovian Churchill a new stanza to the old Stet Fortuna Domus to sing if he wishes: While in the fight to guard the Right.
  • Franklin Lee Stevenson, 63, who, when down on his luck in 1924, hit upon an inspiration and a career as the "undertakers' poet laureate," at a starting fee of $1 a stanza; of a .
  • Early last year, the bush storyteller Murray Hartin penned a 14-stanza poem in three hours flat.
Quotes

  • Barbra Streisand in MSNBC
    I loved the first stanza, because to me this war is kind of senseless, and I don't know why we're there,Streisand told The Associated Press. "Just the sadness of, we're there, but don't want to have those people in harm's way, and yet we...
  • Philip Larkin in Los Angeles Times
    He read -- tried to read -- part of a Philip Larkin poem called "Going, Going,'' but then he got to ''the stanza that always kills me'' and his voice faltered again:" "And that will be England gone, The shadows, the meadows, the lanes, The...
  • Tom Hanks in GrantsPassNews.com
    The first stanza of the Stars Spangle Banner asks a question,said Hanks, "All Americans will respond to this question. You, our national family, answered this as Americans, 'Yes, our flag still waves'."

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