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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse The Pareado (Spanish-paired) is a distich originating in Galician-Portuguese, 12th century, Spain. It is simply a didactic rhymed couplet often used for proverbs or epigrams. It can also be used as a two line chorus called a Cosanta which follows other narrative couplets. The elements of the Pareado / Cosanta are: a single distich, a poem in 2 lines. syllabic, often the same length at the discretion of the poet. rhymed, the rhyme can be consonant rhyme which in Spanish prosody is full rhyme or the rhyme can be assonant rh