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A line of verse containing eleven syllables.
- ‘In developing English equivalences for his Italian texts, he turned hendecasyllables into iambic pentameters and septenarii into iambic trimeters.’
- ‘His hendecasyllables are both a tribute to Catullus and an interpretation of one aspect of his poetry.’
- ‘If I had tried to keep up the hendecasyllable meter I probably would have gone insane.’
- ‘Isosyllabism persists, however, in such primitive Aeolic meters as the Sapphic hendecasyllable.’
- ‘He accepted the dodecasyllable and hendecasyllable verse forms from the very beginning, and basically never abandoned them.’
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