|The redondilla, Spanish for "round," is a stanza form that appears in Castilian and Portuguese poetry since the 16th century. It contains four lines of trochaic ( – ˘ ) tetrameter, and the rhyme scheme is abba. (According to one expert, it could also rhyme abab or aabb, but the abab schematic is usually called a serventesio.) Authors like Lope de Vega and Sá de Miranda have used the form.
Redondillas, forming stanzas
Memory may serve me poorly...
Coughing fits have done a favor...
Saturn's reign we welcome gladly,
"Io!" is ringing in the domus;
Wager on a dice box rattle;
When the holidays have ended,