This is no less true of the decasyllabic verse, when compared with the full sonority of Lycidas, than of the shorter measures.
All these poems are written in decasyllabic rhymed verse, with varied arrangement of the rhymes.
The two most usual forms are that with octosyllabic and that with decasyllabic lines.
The decasyllabic line was an old measure; so was the seven-line stanza, both in Provençal and French.
The importance of this matter in the history of English decasyllabic verse will appear in Part Two.
This verse appears in two great divisions, rimed (the decasyllabic couplet) and unrimed (blank verse).
decasyllabic Verse: A verse of ten syllables may be formed by the triple repetition of the trisyllable — — /.
This is in decasyllabic verse, arranged in stanzas of seven lines each.
Nearly all of Chaucer's tales that are in stanzas are early, whilst all that are in decasyllabic couplets are late.
In versification Hunts aim was to bring back into use the earlier form of the rhymed English decasyllabic or heroic couplet.