Slovak translation: sloha

English term or phrase:stanza
Slovak translation:sloha

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15:35 Jun 18, 2009
English to Slovak translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: stanza
Definition from Infoplease:
Two or more lines of poetry that together form one of the divisions of a poem. The stanzas of a poem are usually of the same length and follow the same pattern of meter and rhyme.

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  • Stanzas provide structure and format within a poem. In many ways they are the equivalent of a paragraph in a prose work. The use of stanzas can make a poem more visually appealing, and give the poem a means of division. Even poems without rhyme or meter will gain structure from the use of stanzas. PoeWar
  • A sestina is usually an unrhymed poem consisting of six stanzas made up of six lines each. The sestina employs word repetition rather than rhyme. The last word of each line in the first stanza is repeated in a different order in the following five stanzas. Poets’ Graves
  • The type of stanza in a poem may be determined by counting the number of lines in the stanza. In English, for example, the most common type of stanza is the quatrain, or four line stanza. everything2
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uzavretá významová, príp. aj syntaktická jednotka zložená z viac veršov, strofa
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Definition from KSSJ 4 :
uzavretá významová, príp. aj syntaktická jednotka zložená z viac veršov, strofa

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  • Báseň má tri šesťveršové slohy. I keď ide o poéziu z pamätníka, má charakteristické znaky Hviezdoslavovej tvorby zo spomenutého obdobia. - Slovenská reč  

"Sloha" is a synonym of the word "strofa"
there is really no difference between "sloha" and "strofa" - "sloha" is a calque of "strofa"
Kristina Karabova
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Native speaker of: Slovak
PRO pts in category: 8

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