Synonyms for Decasyllabic:


decasyllabic (noun)

Usage examples for decasyllabic

  1. The Chanson contains 3500 lines, dates probably from the twelfth century, and is written, like Roland, in decasyllabic verse, but, unlike Roland, has a shorter line of six syllables and not assonanced at the end of each stanza. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. At first the meter gave him great difficulty; he could not subdue his strong passion and his wild tropes to the even tenor of the decasyllabic cadence. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  3. Lydgate is by far the greatest of them, and of him Professor Saintsbury justly remarks: " It is enough to say that, even in rime royal, his lines wander from seven to fourteen syllables, without the possibility of allowing monosyllabic or trisyllabic feet in any fashion that shall restore the rhythm; and that his couplets, as in the Story of Thebes itself, seem often to be unaware whether they are themselves octosyllabic or decasyllabic four- footed, or five- footed." – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow