This short poem from Clark Ashton Smith (CAS) has some interesting parallel phrases between the first and second stanzas. In the first stanza, we have:
- my weariness
- My bitter dreams
In the second stanza, the parallel phrases are:
- my weary pain
- my dreams are fain
The transition from "My bitter dreams" to "my dreams are fain" matches the positive transition in mood from the first to the second stanza, and I like the way CAS subtly captures that transition with small but significant shifts in diction.
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