The division of a poem that consists of a series of lines arranged together. This is usually in the form of a recurring pattern of meter and rhyme. In music, a stanza, or verse, is a poem set with a recurring pattern of both rhyme and meter. A " strophic " song (as opposed to a " through-composed " song) has several stanzas or verses set to music that remains the same or similar with each stanza. Many hymns follow this pattern. a verse of a song