- having ten syllables: a decasyllabic verse.
Origin of decasyllabic
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All these poems are written in decasyllabic rhymed verse, with varied arrangement of the rhymes.An Introduction to the Study of Browning
The decasyllabic line was an old measure; so was the seven-line stanza, both in Provençal and French.Medieval English Literature
William Paton Ker
The whole ten eclogues did not find a translator till 1656, when Thomas Harvey published a version in decasyllabic couplets.
This is no less true of the decasyllabic verse, when compared with the full sonority of Lycidas, than of the shorter measures.
The importance of this matter in the history of English decasyllabic verse will appear in Part Two.English Verse
Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.