Rhopalic Verse

Rhopalic Verse is sometimes used as an introduction to a poem of different meters, sometimes they stand on their own as couplets. The Rhopalic line is a line which begins with a one syllable word, then a two syllable word, then three and so forth. In couplets each line should match the other in word/syllable length.

the greatest beginning
an ending bitter-sweet

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