Syntax in Barter

Syntax Examples in Barter:

Barter 1

"Spend all you have for loveliness,..."   (Barter)

The third stanza introduces a shift in tone and rhetoric. After referring to but concealing the price for loveliness, the narrator reveals it in the third stanza. This change is announced by a change to the imperative verb form. The narrator commands us to “spend all you have,” a rhetorical move that creates an increased sense of urgency.