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hendecasyllables

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  • n. Plural form of hendecasyllable.

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Examples

  • There are many poems of Catullus that strike me as essentially proto-sonnets — that is, poems of 13, 14, 15 lines, often with a turn, and in hendecasyllables, the syllable count of the sonnet line for many Romance languages, and only one syllable off form our own usual iambic pentameter.

    and the pleiades : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • I confess that with my irreverent 17 years it seemed that those hendecasyllables, grouped in two quartets and two triplets, were only for those who had not been able to prove themselves in the freedom of modern poetry.

    Yoani Sanchez: A Manual or a Sonnet?

  • Of goodness to receive lovely direction. or the hendecasyllables immediately preceding,

    Poems and Fragments

  • Philip Sidney has given in his Arcadia specimens of hexameters, elegiacs, sapphics, asclepiads, anacreontics, hendecasyllables.

    Poems and Fragments

  • As soon as you turned off the light, obstinate insects began crawling out of the U-bend of the sink: brilliant metaphors that crawled along the tiles, hemistitches with compound eyes, fragments of prose having opaque integuments, hendecasyllables with eleven feet counted on your fingers...

    Blood on the Saddle

  • Last year I put half Tommy Moore into hendecasyllables.

    Writer's Recollections

  • I have occasionally attempted heroic hexameters, but it is only quite recently that I have taken to writing hendecasyllables.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • The _Genethliacon_ _Lucani_, despite its artificial form and the literary conventions with which it is overloaded, reveals a genuine enthusiasm for the dead poet, and is couched in language of the utmost grace and verse of extraordinary melody; the hendecasyllables of Statius lack the poignant vigour of the

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • It was this volume of hendecasyllables about which Pliny displays such naïve enthusiasm that led Augurinus to compare

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • The poems are extremely varied in subject, and to a lesser degree in metre, hendecasyllables, alcaics, and sapphics being found as well as hexameters.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

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