Elf silblers

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The Elfsilb (l) it is in the prosody at silbenzählendem Versprinzip a meter or verse eleven syllables . Occasionally, especially in the context of ancient poetry, the term Hendekasyllabus ( Greek  ἑνδεκά "elf" and Greek  συλλαβή "summary, syllable") is used. One differentiates in particular:

In the poetry of modern languages, the Italian hendecasilabo as a classic meter of Dante's Divine Comedy and Petrarch's sonnets and the Spanish hendecasilabo as a collective term for different rhythmic forms of the eleven silver are important.


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