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Syllabic verseSyllabic verse has a fixed number of syllables per line or stanza regardless of the number of stresses that are present. It is common in languages that are syllable timed such as classical Latin, as opposed to accentual verse, which is common in stress timed languages such as English.
The following poem by Thomas Campion is an example of syllabic verse in English. Every line has 8 syllables.
With broken heart and contrite sigh,
I smite upon my troubled breast,
Far off I stand with tearful eyes,
Nor alms, nor deeds that I have done,
And when, redeemed from sin and hell,
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