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Rhopalics

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement

 
Description: 

Each word in a line has one more syllable than the preceding word. It is also possible to reverse it so that each word has one less syllable than the preceeding, or even to alternate lines.

 
Impressions: 

More than four words per line would quickly become cumbersome.

 
Schematic: 
x xx xxx xxxx
x xx xxx xxxx

or

xxxx xxx xx x
xxxx xxx xx x

or

x xx xxx xxxx
xxxx xxx xx x
 
Reference: 

Reference Link

 
See Also:  

Count Up, Nonet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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