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It was first used by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
The hendecasyllable (endecasillabo) is the principal metre in Italian poetry.
Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri (Dantes), commonly known by his pen name Dante Alighieri or simply as Dante (, also, ; – 1321), was an Italian poet.
Italian poets such as Giacomo da Lentini, Boccaccio, Petrarch, and Dante adopted this line, generally using the eleven-syllable form (endecasillabo) because most Italian words have feminine endings.
Starting from the model provided by the French troubadours, they took Italian poetry a step further and inaugurated the volgare illustre, that higher standard of Italian language that survives almost unchanged to the present day.
Italianliteratureliterature of Italy
Italian poetry is a category of Italian literature.
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Italian poetry has its origins in the thirteenth century and has heavily influenced the poetic traditions of many European languages, including that of English.
vers librefree verse poetryfree-verse
As with other European languages, Italian poets have become increasingly open to experimentation in recent centuries and free verse (verso libero) is written by many Italian poets.
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