Because there are so few punctuation marks and no punctuation at the endof any of the lines until the end, thepoem flows along without much emotion. ... The effect of this is that the poem cannily reflects the lack of emotion in the painting, in which no one actually notices Icarus splashing into the water.
faithful servants eumaeus and philaetius:
his ragged vest then drawn aside disclosed the sign conspicuous, and the scar exposed: eager they view'd, with joy they stood amazed with tearful eyes o'er all their master gazed:
these servants know ulysses by the scar he got when he was a child - so when he showed them the mark, they immediately knew this is truly their master and they hugged him, finally starting to believe his words.
i dont kmow it? !