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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse Zéjel is a romantic Spanish form with Arabic influence related to the Qasida and adopted by the Spanish troubadours of 15th century. The Zéjel is distinguished by linking rhyme established in the opening mudanza (strophe in which the theme is established in a mono-rhymed triplet). There have been many variations of the form, in Arabic a variation of the form is called the Zahal The elements of the simplest and most common form of the Zéjel are: syllabic, most often written in 8 syllable lines. stanzaic, opening with a mono-rhy