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Syntax in Barter

Syntax Examples in Barter:

Text of the Poem

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"Spend all you have for loveliness,..."   (Text of the Poem)

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.

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