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Sample sentences for the GRE study word stanza

stanza can be used as a noun

1.The new stanza was an improved form of Ariosto's _ottava rima_ i.e. - from English Literature by William J. Long
2.It is written in an elaborate stanza combining meter and alliteration. - from English Literature by William J. Long
3.compared with Chaucer Spenserian poets Spenserian stanza Stage, in early play. - from English Literature by William J. Long
4.of the first stanza of this poem, but was not the author of the second and third. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.TN The sudden and pointless changes in the stanza form are of course part of Chaucer's parody. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.Compare with this stanza the fourth stanza of the Prioress's Tale, the substance of which is the same. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.The last stanza of the boatman's song, in _Remorse_, serves better to express the world's judgment than any epitap. - from English Literature by William J. Long
8.The exquisite Spenserian stanza and the rich melody of Spenser's verse have made him the model of all our modern poets. - from English Literature by William J. Long
9.These lines and the succeeding stanza are addressed to Pandarus, who had interposed some words of incitement to Cressida. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
10.to repeat those stanzas in utter defiance of the sense, eithe. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
11.He glanced at his own white taper fingers, shuddering slightly in spite of himself, and passed on, till he came to those lovely stanzas upon Venic. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
12.Here I heard myself apostrophised as a "hard little thing" and it was added, "any other woman would have been melted to marrow at hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
13.More ingenious is the poem in which rime is made by cutting off the first letter of a preceding word, as in the five stanzas of "Paradise. - from English Literature by William J. Long
14.seven-line stanzas that compose it but pains have been taken to convey, in the connecting prose passages, a faithful idea of what is perforce omitted. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
15.Then arose a slim, melancholy girl, whose face had the "interesting" paleness that comes of pills and indigestion, and read a "poem." Two stanzas of it will d. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
16.The stanzas which follow contain a paraphrase of the matins for Trinity Sunday, allegorically setting forth the doctrine that love is the all-controlling influence in the government of the universe. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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