Numeran is another form of poetry which uses the author or oneself as a subject. It has three verses. The first verse has 5 lines, the second verse has 7 lines and the third verse has 5 lines. The 8th and the 9th line should be a question. Adding 8 and 9 brings 17; the total number or lines. The word is derived by adding numero(spanish for numbers) and an(to signify a person).