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An hendecasyllable verse (in Italian endecasillabo) is a kind of verse, used mostly in Italian poetry, defined by its having the last stress on the tenth syllable.
The most usual stress schemes[?] for an hendecasyllable are stresses on 6th and 10th syllables (Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, Dante Alighieri, first line of The Divine Comedy), and on 4th, 7th and 10th syllables (Un incalzar di cavalli accorrenti, Ugo Foscolo, I Sepolcri[?]).
Most classical Italian poems are composed of hendecasyllables, for instance, the main works by Dante, Francesco Petrarca[?], Ludovico Ariosto, and Torquato Tasso.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/he/Hendecasyllable.html   (149 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Hendecasyllable
When Martial intersperses these metres among his normal elegiacs, is this merely for variety, or as an act of homage to his epigrammatic predecessor Catullus, or are these metres especially associated by him with certain types of theme or tone, e.g.
On the other hand, there are a few cases where the reason for the use of the choliambic metre is less clear, such as 9.1, on Domitian’s temple to the Gens Flavia.
Interestingly, although the metre was associated with risqué subject matter, the epigrams in hendecasyllables do not contain a striking amount of obscene language: the highly obscene books 3 and 11, for instance, are among the books where hendecasyllables are used least frequently.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hendecasyllable   (435 words)

 Antonio Ferreira
Yet he is to be classed with the reformers of literary taste, for, like Sâ de Miranda, he abandoned the old native forms to further the movement of the Renaissance.
He manifested a decided interest in the Italian lyric measures, already given some elaboration by Sâ de Miranda, and displayed some skill in the use of the hendecasyllable.
The sonnet, the elegy, the idyll, the verse epistle, the ode, and kindred forms he cuitlvated with a certain felicity, revealing not only his study of the Italian Renaissance poets, but also a good acquaintance with the Greek and Latin masters.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/f/ferreira,antonio.html   (468 words)

 Gregory Nagy, section 3
Furthermore, the last five syllables of the TriSTubh hendecasyllable are likewise equivalent to the pentad of the DvipadA VirAj decasyllable, via the subtype u-u-U of U-u-U. These comparisons between hendecasyllable and decasyllable imply an affinity between the two which is not just descriptive but also genetic.
Of course, any genetic relationship between decasyllable and hendecasyllable would explain the attested interchangeability, within the same stanza, of DvipadA VirAj verses with TriSTubh verses; Rig-Vedic hymns especially noted for this phenomenon are 7.34 and 7.56.
Because of this derivation, the diachronic definition of decasyllables should be in terms of dodecasyllables, not hendecasyllables.
www.stoa.org /hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2003.01.0007:part=2:chapter=8:section=3   (1171 words)

 Hendecasyllable - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
When, as often happens, this stress falls on the penultimate syllable, the line has exactly eleven syllables (and the literal meaning of the word is just "of eleven syllables").
This page was last modified 23:26, 14 June 2006.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Hendecasyllable contains research on
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Similarly, the Rig-Vedic hendecasyllable may be described as equaling the dodecasyllable minus the last syllable.
Significantly, there is but one metrical condition which allows the frequent occurrence of short quantity for syllable 8 of dodecasyllables (and hendecasyllables): that is, if there is an actual word-break after syllable 8.
Though it seems like a result on the synchronic level ('skipping syllable 6 of a hendecasyllable results in the 5 + 5 symmetry of a decasyllable'), symmetry may well be a cause on the diachronic level.
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 Contrasto Metric Structure
The first six have a rima alternata, “alternating rhyme” (ABABAB) the last two have a rima baciata, “coupled rhyme.” The part to rhyme begins from the syllable on which the last stress of the verse falls.
Each verse must be composed of 11 syllables (hendecasyllable).
To respect this rule, poets at times modify the number of syllables in each verse in performance through division of the diphthongs, elision and morphological changes.
www.geocities.com /~vpagliai/Contrasto/structure.htm   (506 words)

 Sicilian octave
The form is common in late medieval Italian poetry.
The form is a variant of the strambotto, which is one of the earliest verse forms in the Italian language.
The strambotto was used in Sicily and Tuscany, and consisted of either six or eight hendecasyllables.
www.clipart.teleactivities.com /poetry/sicilian_octave.html   (319 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
hendecasyllable are likewise equivalent to the pentad of the
U-u-U. These comparisons between hendecasyllable and decasyllable imply an affinity between the two which is not just descriptive but also genetic.
The most telling sign of such an affinity is that the rhythmical rigidity of the
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The most commonly used names are: 7 syllable verses heptasílabo heptasyllable 8 syllable verses octosílabo octosyllable 11 syllable verses endecasílabo hendecasyllable 14 syllable verses alejandrino Alexandrine Verses of 4, 6, and 8 syllables are classified as "versos de arte menor".
Italianate lines (hendecasyllables) Versos sueltos: no rhyme pattern except that there may be an occasional couplet rhyming in consonance.
Italianate lines (Mixed heptasyllables and hendecasyl- lables) Silva: unlimited number of 7 and 11 syllable lines with varying rhyme schemes, but always in consonance.
www.coh.arizona.edu /spanish/comedia/misc/poetic1.html   (1921 words)

 la Repubblica of the Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
near to hendecasyllable, often abandoning rhyme and the irony of his fanciful bestiary.
His poetry takes an autobiographical turn, of unconscious memory that is surfacing, which makes itself present and alive in the rhythm of the hexametres of his last two volumes "Rapide e lente amnesie" and "Le costellazioni" (Marsilio, Venice, 1994 and 1997).
It seems admirable how Scialoja has succeeded in making a double, or perhaps multiple, nature live through art.
www.repubblica.it /repubblicarts/scialoja/arte_13pag.html   (119 words)

 II Journal: The Joy of Translation
For her metaphoric description of the reflection of the narrator's face, "como un endecasílabo importado," I had avoided the literally correct "like an imported hendecasyllable" as ungainly and inexpressive.
But my first solution, "like a line of pentameter verse" was both awkward and, as Nancy pointed out, wrong: pentameter (or 5-foot) verse is simply not the same as a hendecasyllable (11-syllable) line.
Worse, the point of the metaphor is that the latter is a characteristic verse form from the 17th century Golden Age of Castilian poetry.
www.umich.edu /~iinet/journal/vol7no2/frye.htm   (1451 words)

 Hendecasyllable - The Wordbook Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Thewordbook is a comprehensive encyclopedia and a reference search engine, in which you have found this entry about Hendecasyllable.
TheWordbook.com is your reference book and invites you to quarry.
Translation - whether it means now or is called meant.
www.thewordbook.com /Hendecasyllable   (251 words)

 Commentary Cons. Phil. Book 3 Metrum 10
True happiness bestows a light brighter than the sun.
Meter: Phalaecean hendecasyllable alternating with sapphic hendecasyllable, except that line 2 is phalaecean where one would expect sapphic if the alternation were regular.
In the sapphics there is a caesura after the fifth syllable.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/jod/boethius/jkok/3m10_n.htm   (161 words)

This is the definition of the term Hendecasyllable
Hendecasyllable (n.) A metrical line of eleven syllables.
For people who have trouble spelling, this is the defintion of the term Hendecasyllable
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 On Dante's hendecasyllable: Italian metrical theory, 1298-1998
The attempt to formulate a set of prescriptive rules for the hendecasyllable has brought Dante scholarship to a critical impasse where metrics are concerned, to the point that most Dante scholars hesitate to comment on the metrical structure of a line from the Comedy.
An overview of these 'forgotten' treatises shows that the 'minore/maiore' models of the hendecasyllable were first proposed in the late 1800's by Pio Rajna and reflect the involvement of post-Risorgimento scholars in the politics of positivism.
Because pre-Ottocento Italian metricists were working with a unitary model of the line, I am essentially arguing against those metricists who propose a composite model of Dante's verse.
digitalcommons.libraries.columbia.edu /dissertations/AAI9839011   (207 words)

 Sound of Poetry (cont.)
"Arte mayor," then, are verses of more than eight syllables, dominated by the hendecasyllable line (that is, ten syllables per line) which has become the favorite of Spanish verse.
If any follow it, they are ignored (for the purposes of determining meter).
Therefore, the hendecasyllable can be "piano," if it adheres to ttw 10 syllable model, "tronco," if it contains 9 syllables, or "sdrucciolo" or "bisdrucciolo," if it contains 11 or 12 syllables.
www.psu.edu /courses/cmlit/cmlit100_tob/exercises/interp_poems/interpret_p3.htm   (2927 words)

 Garcilasso de la Vega
In the history of Spanish literature Garcilasso occupies a prominent place because of the part which he played, along with Boscan, in naturalizing the Italian verse-forms in Spanish.
To him is due no little credit for the skill with which he transplanted, even excelling his older comrade Boscan, the Italian sonnet with its hendecasyllable, the canzone, the terza rima, and other forms.
The bulk of his poetry as preserved is not great.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/g/garcilasso_de_la_vega.html   (279 words)

 Hendecasyllable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The word "hendecasyllable" uses 15 letters: A A B C D E E E H L L L N S Y.
Words within hendecasyllable not shown as it has more than seven letters.
List all words starting with hendecasyllable, words containing hendecasyllable or words ending with hendecasyllable
www.morewords.com /word/hendecasyllable   (149 words)

 What Gift is This Documentation
The meter used for the sonnet depends upon the language in which it is written.
Thus, a sonnet rendered in Italian uses the Hendecasyllable, a sonnet rendered in French uses the Alexandrine, and a sonnet rendered in English uses Iambic Pentameter.
This does not mean that you cannot find English Sonnets, written in english, using alexandrines or hendecasyllables, but that the vast majority of sonnets written in english use iambic pentameter.
www.blackroot.org /TyBondu/Maredudd/poetry/what_giftdoc2.htm   (552 words)

 hendecasyllable - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Hendecasyllable : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
hendecasyllable : Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
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 { Signals : Poetry Magazine }
I can think of a few instances, though, where an Italian phrase has offered me a maybe odd but still workable effect in English.
Even metrically, the Italian hendecasyllable may have increased my use of a final unstressed syllable with the pentametre.
For me, the process of learning another language is so arduous and sometimes estranging that I think some impact on my use of English is bound to have occurred.
www.signalsmagazine.co.uk /1/mckendrick.htm   (1449 words)

 The Stranger Forums - View Single Post - The Poochiekafelnikov Thread   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
I like those waltzy meters but I can never write shit in them, they're too hard.
It's two hendacasyllables, a dodecasyllable, and one more hendecasyllable.
Dactyls are long-short-short (like a dactyl, or a 'finger'—one long bone, two short ones—so 'pterodactyl,' or the "wing-fingered" dinosaur); this one is pretty straight on hendecasyllables with the dodecasyll.
www.thestranger.com /forums/showpost.php?p=28398&postcount=39   (81 words)

 Accentual-Syllabic Verse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Accentual-syllabic verse is based on counting both stressed and unstressed syllables.
It uses specific patterns, such as iambic pentameter or the classical hendecasyllable.
Every syllable counts to create the proper rhythm and flow of the meter.
www.poetsforthewar.org /forms/004/475.shtml   (129 words)

 Referate romana, geografie, istorie, fizica, chimie, etc. - Poetry Kaleidoscope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
In the Romance languages, hendecasyllable and Alexandrines are the most widely used metres.
In addition to the rhyme scheme, English poets usually use iambic pentameter to structure their sonnets as Milton has done here.
This is a rough equivalent to the hendecasyllable or Alexandrines usually used for Petrarchan sonnets in romance languages such as Italian, French and Spanish.
www.referate.romanian.eu.com /modules/Poetry_Kaleidoscope-MM/index.php?name=Poetry_Kaleidoscope-MM&page=sonnet.html   (1328 words)

 OK Computer - Week 10
In connection with our discussion of that clip, I gave the class an introduction to Dante's prosody.
Basically, I gave them the twenty minutes on Dante's hendecasyllable and its typical accentual patterns as well as elisions, sinalefes, etc. This student is planning to analyze the verses from the beginning of Canto V and perhaps also give a series of different English translations of the passage.
I'm not quite sure how we will go about getting these projects on-line, but this is a goal of mine,--to exhibit, so to speak, student courseware in a separate archive.
www.nd.edu /~tcachey/okcomputer/diary/week_11.html   (1204 words)

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