Rhopalic Verse

(wedge-verse). A line in which each successive word has more syllables than the one preceding it (Greek, rhopalon, a club, which from the handle to the top grows bigger.)

Rem tibi confeci, doctissime, dulcisonorum.

Spes deus aeternae-est stationis conciliator.

Hope ever solaces miserable individuals.

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Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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