rhopalism

rhopalism

(ˈrəʊpəlɪzəm)
n
the art, skill, or incidence of writing rhopalic verse

rhopalism

1. the art or skill of writing verse in which each successive word in a line is longer by one syllable than the preceding word or in which each line of verse is longer by a syllable or a metrical foot than the preceding line.
2. an instanceof rhopalicform. — rhopalist, n.rhopalic, adj.
See also: Verse
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