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Next to the popular 8-syllable line the most important measure in modern Spanish verse is that of eleven syllables, with binary movement, which came to Spain from
The 8-syllable lines, the rime-scheme and the spirit of the play all suggest Spanish influence.
The native Spanish strophes are usually combinations of 8-syllable or shorter lines.
The proper _romance_ consists of 8-syllable lines with assonance in alternate lines  (cf.pp. 1-8, 42, etc.).
Rarely 8-syllable lines are written with a fixed accent on the third syllable (cf.p. 51, l. 10 f.). [