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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse Cueca Chileana Verse is a South American dance song. The Cueca is the national dance of Chile, originally by women protesting the loss of their men to war. The verse that accompanies the music and dance should be an emphatic anthem of the theme. It has the rhythm of the Seguidilla with an extra line. The elements of the Cueca Chileana Verse are: stanzaic, written in any number of septets with a refrain added after L4 making it an 8 line stanza. syllabic, 7-5-7-5-5: 5-7-5 per line. There is a slight pause between L5 and L6 sug