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“April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain”

“August, die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold”

These are quoted from the song called “April come she will” by Simon & Garfunkel.

Are these inverted sentences? Why did they write “April, come she will” instead of “April, she will come?”

And also, what is the purpose of this inversion? Did they want to put emphasis on come and die?

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“April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain”

“August, die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold”

These are quoted from the song called “April come she will” by Simon & Garfunkel.

Are these inverted sentences? Why did they write “April, come she will” instead of “April, she will come?”

And also, what is the purpose of this inversion? Did they want to put emphasis on come and die?
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