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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse The Copla Copla simply means stanza in Spanish. The Copla of 14th century Spain is commonly found in couplets of irregular length with no fixed rhyme . The elements of the Copla are: stanzaic, written in any number of couplets. syllabic, written in lines of irregular syllables most often ranging from 4 to 8 syllables. rhymed at the discretion of the poet. Copla Real, popular in 15th century Spain, is a decastich which is made up of 2 Quintillas. The elements of the Copla Real are: