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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse The Sextilla or sextuplet is originally a Galacian-Portuguese stanzaic form of the 14th century and can be found among the Cantigas with several rhyme variations. However the form as it has developed has now been limited to one of two rhyme schemes. The most famous sextillas are by Spanish poet Jorge Manrique Verses by the Death of His Father in 80 stanzas. The elements of the Sextilla are: stanzaic, written in any number of sixains. syllabic, most often 8 syllables per line, but sometimes less. (remember in Spanish prosody th