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Aeneas’ response to Venus’ queries in Aeneid 1 is introduced as follows:
…Quaerenti talibus ille
suspirans imoque trahens a pectore vocem. (A. 1.370-1)
The word-order reflects the process of Aeneas’ deep sigh issuing in speech. First, the breathing or sighing (suspirans, a word for drawing a deep breath); next, the word for the “deepest (part of the chest)”–the motion begins at the lowest point; then, the word for “drawing” (trahens), which gives the reader the sense of an upward motion; that motion comes “from the chest” (a pectore) as its point of departure; finally, the transition from sigh to speech as the line ends with vocem, from incoherent groaning to intelligibility. Immediately after vocem direct speech begins.