The Libro de Alexandre and other thirteenth-century verse narratives of the mester follow the strict cuaderna via syllable counts of alexandrine verses of heptasyllabic
A sonnet written in alexandrine verse with heptasyllabic
hemistiches, "El poeta leva el ancla" respects Dario's signature form, the form whose adoption in Spanish he is most remembered for today.
Chan poetry on this topic proliferated in Late Tang and especially in Northern Song, most of it in heptasyllabic
Lines ending in a feminine rime have eight syllables all together; in other words, they are heptasyllabic
according to the principles of Occitan prosody.
This is a controversial move, since, if the CPI, which has seven symbols in the first six segments/lines and five in the last, were a metered form composed of seven-syllable or heptasyllabic
lines in conformity with ancient Philippine poetic forms, the tendency would indeed be to maintain the symbol [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as having a sound value.
As an ode, the poem employs rhyme and metrical schemes and a structure recognizably different from those of other poetic fixed forms: a free number of three-line strophes rhyming a b c, c d e, and so on (the rhymes are thus interlocking), the first two lines of each strophe in iambic heptasyllabic
meter (seven syllables alternating short, long, short, long, short, long, short), the third in iambic endecasyllabic (eleven-syllable) meter; the sixth syllable of the third line of each strophe--the precise midpoint of the line--rhymes with the penultimate syllable of the preceding line, and the seventh syllable with the final syllable of that line, thus creating an internal rhyme.
After reflecting upon memory and "la tierra lejana" in general terms in Clave I, Valle-Inclan enters directly into that far-off land in Clave II ("Milagro de la manana"), using a popular meter that consists of six heptasyllabic
tercets as well as an additional stanza in gallego that help to evoke the language of a simpler time.
The ovillejo evolved in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, becoming essentially a silva of hendecasyllabic and heptasyllabic
lines, andas such was used by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
Le Guitariste," heptasyllabic
lines in quatrains; "Au Laurier," three decasyllabic and one pentasyllabic line in each quatrain; "Consommation," alternate alexandrines and octosyllabic lines in flat rhyme; and "Les Demoiselles des chars," ten-line stanzas with three meters--8-12-10-12-8 8-8-12-8-12 and rhymed ABABC CDEDE (a strophic form of Banville's invention?
In the Loa a versification scheme of heptasyllabic
and hexasyllabic rhyme frames the arias and is imitative of the Italian recitative.
For example, Samaniego's relatively short Fable I, 7, "La zorra y el busto," in alternating heptasyllabic
and pentasyllabic lines, displays his selective adherence to, and simultaneous borrowing from the models of Phaedrus and La Fontaine.
Even a cursory inventory of Rivera's rhythmic registry reveals the presence of two dominant meters, the heptasyllabic
line and the hendecasyllable, a metric combination long in favor among modern Mexican poets.