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  • _Versos sueltos, libres_ or _blancos_ (blank verse) are formed, as in English, of 11-syllable lines, with occasionally a shorter line thrown in.

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  • Common syllabic arrangements of 11-syllable lines:

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  • These lines resemble the 11-syllable _gaita gallega_ verse, and the others resemble the popular

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  • Dante in the _Divina Commedia_, are formed of 11-syllable lines in groups of three, with the rime-scheme _aba, bcb, cdc_, etc., ending _yzyz_.

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  • This 11-syllable line, though of foreign origin, has held the boards as the chief erudite measure in Spanish verse for four centuries, and taken all in all it is the noblest metrical form for serious poems in modern Spanish.

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  • Each stanza has eight 11-syllable lines with the rime-scheme _abababcc_.

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  • For instance, a Spanish 11-syllable line would be called a "feminine" 10-syllable line by the

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  • The 11-syllable line, itself an importation from Italy, brought with it many well-known Italian strophes.

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  • Strophes of three 11-syllable lines and one 5-syllable line (_versos sáficos_) are not uncommon in highly lyric poems.

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  • "The Khmer Rouge Regime" is written in a rare 11-syllable meter, while "The Unfortunate Love of Sophoan Chea" is in the more traditional seven-syllable meter.

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