In melody and stanzaic form, we shall see that the two poems are not unlike, but in motive they are totally distinct.
On the various kinds of stanzaic structure, see pages 88 ff., below.
The poetry, even in the epics, is stanzaic; no part of it can fairly be compared to English blank verse.
"group of rhymed verse lines," 1580s, from Italian stanza "verse of a poem," originally "standing, stopping place," from Vulgar Latin *stantia "a stanza of verse," so called from the stop at the end of it, from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand" (see stet).
A period, an inning, a round, a chukker, or some other division of a game or contest; canto: The Jets pulled an el foldo in the third stanza (1933+ Sports)