Ah, had I but the strength of my hands,
And could for one hour win out of here,
For one winter hour, then I with this host-!
But around me lie iron bonds,
The fetter's chain rides on me...
Found this in 'A critical history of English literature' by David Daiches.
I can't understand the sentence structure of second, third and fourth line.
Is it just a poetic way of writing in which we arrange the whole sentence differently than standard grammar rule (sub+ verb+Object/complement...or there is still certain grammar rule behind it like Inversion(putting verb before subject) or any other rule?
The second sentence should be written as,in my view, And could win out of here for one hour
I didn't get the meaning of third line and the usage of punctuation marks( exclamation after dash) at all.
In the 4th line, it should be written as But Iron bounds lie around me.
Overal I can't understand why they place sometime 'preposition+ object' at the start of sentence, and things which I have already questioned above. So please tell me how to use it and when to use it.