Poetry Kaleidoscope: Guide to Poetry

Dodecasyllable

Back | Poetry Guide Home | Up | Next

Dodecasyllable verse (in Italian dodecasillabo) is a kind of verse used mostly in Italian poetry, although also used in poetry of the Southern Slavs (for example Milan Rakic). Each verse has exactly twelve syllables (and the literal meaning of the word is just "of twelve syllables").


Poetry Guide Home | Up | Ballata | Dodecasyllable | Fescennine Verses | Hendecasyllable | Sicilian octave