Syntax in Barter
Syntax Examples in Barter:
"Spend all you have for loveliness,..." See in text (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.