More often, however, choices are not so happy, as when, in "Love 1994," the lover declares that he is now a candid person who has discarded his "starched attitudes," "starched language," "starched laugh": the translators' choice of adjectives such as awkward, mannered, and artificial seems to sacrifice poeticalness
Another example of overwhelming poeticalness
can be found in the "Lamentation of David Over Saul and Jonathan" (1834, 2:25-27), which so self-consciously fulfills the demands of the lyric that in eight double-quatrain stanzas it undertakes four separate apostrophes and emotes to the order of ten different metaphors for "dead.
It also contains his polemic with the avant-garde cult of metaphors as well as with postromantic poeticalness
and easy melodiousness ("singsong, daydream, melody").