dodecasyllabic

dodecasyllabic

(ˌdəʊdɛkəsɪˈlæbɪk)
adj
having twelve syllables
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It might almost be said that we invented the learned and written romance, composed in octosyllabic lines at a desk, as the counterpart to the popular and oral chanson de geste, born out of the improvisation of a skilled poet on the market square, chanting his decasyllabic or dodecasyllabic poem.
4) Based on the surviving examples, the main characteristics of the type may be defined as follows: the winged saint in three-quarter profile, facing either to the right or to the left, conversing with Christ and clad in a camel-hair shirt with a himation, (5) holding a staff and an open scroll, with the same dodecasyllabic text seen in our icon; two mountain ranges, a tree with an axe; the severed head of the Baptist in a bowl; and, occasionally, a turtle-dove (Fig.
This dodecasyllabic line, which seems to cleave, almost, to the security of a standard tetrametric structure - 3+3+4+2 - is also a line which crosses a frontier.