In the first two stanzas'
the author choice to use the words "numberless" "holy" "inexhaustible" and "stallions" to give you the image of something
that is magnificent in your head. This image helps set the tone for these first two stanzas' by helping you feel the glory
of mans’ accomplishments and picture it in your head. After Antistrophe 1 the imagery shifts as the author starts
to use words such as "death" and "broken". Your image completely shifts to a chaotic image instead of the magnificent glory
of mans' accomplishments you had before. This image helps to reinforce how we are strong and yet weak feeling. It supports
the last two stanzas' tone by helping you imagine what it would look like to have all of your great accomplishments torn down
first two stanzas’ the syntax really helps bring out the tone of the pride and how good their accomplishments made life.
The author uses very long sentences that take up the whole stanza. That helps you feel relaxed with no hurry. When the tone
switches in Strophe 2 the syntax becomes looser and has shorter sentence lengths
and a less complex sentence structure. This hurries the reader up and takes away the peaceful relaxed feeling created in Strophe
1 and Antistrophe 1. The authors’ sentences become a line long instead of the stanza long in the first two stanzas.