What is peculiarly effective about the expressions "crooked hands," "Close to the sin," "Ringed with the azure world," "wrinkled," and "crawls?"
The first way in which these words work is by alliteration . The sequence ``clasps – crag - crooked – Close – crawls` repeats a harsh initial consonant, adding dramatic intensity to the poem and linking together a series of terms suggesting...
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