Textuality » 3ALS Communication

3ALS - SDri _ Analysis of the second tercet
by SDri - (2017-11-16)
Up to  3ALS - Approaching Textual AnalysisUp to task document list

Analysis of the second tercet

In the second tercet, I say is used to express a personal opinion, which in this case is the one of the writer. The words say and day create an alternate rhyme because they are relatively in the first and third line. Following the same pattern of the first tercet, it can be recognised a iambic line. In the second line, the writer uses the verbs begin and live which create a contrast with the first tercet, having a positive connotation. It is interesting to highlight that the expression begin to live belongs to a semantic field which is related to human beings. I believe that the author chose such words in order to emphasise their meaning.