The article concerns the versified textual segments that occurred in Old Polish chronicles. Upon
made analyses, author concluded that these segments are multifunctional. The versified part as an
element of text frame may be a kind of recommendation and may play a key role in the process
of textual delimitation. However, the observed verses existing in main text of historical writing
make the narration pause and are used for commemorating, retardation, aesthetic purposes and
facilitating the process of remembering the bygone facts.