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[let-ree-yă]

A kind of Spanish lyric poem in short lines (of eight syllables or fewer), with a one-line refrain (estribillo) at the end of each stanza. There are many lettrillas from the classical age of Spanish poetry, by Lope de Vega, Góngora, Quevedo, and others. They vary in subject from the religious to the satirical and erotic.

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