dodecasyllable


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dodecasyllable

(ˌdəʊdɛkəˈsɪləbəl)
n
(Poetry) prosody a line of twelve syllables
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The security sought for, then, is ironically denied, and the the line has every reason to look back nostalgically to the dodecasyllable of line 4.
This, the middle syllable (/[Epsilon]/) of the middle line of the second group, flanked by dodecasyllables, accompanied once again by a coupe enjambante (reinforced by the e atone of 'une') and by the rumbustious sound of the children (/k/), is an experiential high-point, intensified by the fact that 'fraiche' is preposed and that 'cascade' picks up the /a/ of 'arbres'.
85 Dyck) and in the etymological treatise written by Johannes Mauropous in Byzantine dodecasyllables.