A three-stanza poem is a poem divided into three sections, or stanzas. Many famous poems, including A.E. Housman's "Loveliest of Trees," William Carlos Williams' "This Is Just To Say" and Richard Lovelace's "To Lucasta, ... More »

John Keats' poem "Endymion" is based on the Greek myth of the shepherd Endymion who spent the majority of his life in a sleep/dream state. Book I sets the stage for the story by vividly describing the things Endymion see... More »

A four-line stanza is called a quatrain. Quatrains can be rhymed or metered. They are usually separated from each other by blank lines or different indentations. More »

"Girls are made of sugar and spice" is an idea that is contained in one of the stanzas of the poem "What Folks Are Made Of." It has also been titled "What All the World Is Made Of." The format of this poem is thought to ... More »

A stanza is two or more lines of a poem and verse is defined as a single line of a poem. In music, verse and stanza both refer to the part of the piece before the chorus. More »

The best way to analyze William Cullen Bryant's poem "To a Waterfowl" is by looking at each stanza individually – and then as a whole. The poem is an affirmation of the poet's belief in God and an afterlife in Heaven. Th... More »

"Octave" is the general term for a poem of eight lines, or an eight-line stanza of a longer poem. Octave can also refer to a more specific form of eight-line stanza following a rhyme scheme of a. a. b. b. c. c. d. d. More »