13 oct. 2003

24a "Tagus, farewell, that westward to thy streams"

My confidence is shaken; I don't even know why I'm continuing with this at this point. This has the air of being something well known. This is stately enough, with a classic feel, but I can't seem to get my handle on the style. A-

24b "Tyre, I now look from thee then, and to Tarsus"

Dramatic verse, of similar style to 24a. Rhymed, enjambed couplets. It isn't a striking passage, although it may be effective in context. B+