λίγξε: ‘onomatopoetic,’ representing the sound to the ear. cf. 420, “ἔκλαγξαν δ᾽ ἄῤ ὀιστοί Α” 46, effugit horrendum stridens adducta sagitta Verg. Aen. ix. 632.—For the ‘personification,’ cf. E 99, “ᾤχετο κῆλα θεοῖο Α” 53; Aristotle Rhet. iii. 11. Observe the triple division of the verse, and the double ‘chiasmus.’ “βιός” and “νευρή, ἴαχεν” and “ἆλτο” receive prominence from the order of words.
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