One particular quirk of syntax occurs remarkably often in both poems: duplication of a monosyllabic word with asyndeton , within a line.
The absence of run-on, the asyndeton of folk poetry may bear some relationship to Joyce's inability to develop a running line, the non-discursive quality of his writing.
Generally, asyndeton offers the feeling of speed and concision to lists and phrases and clauses, but occasionally the effect cannot be so easily categorized.
In the realm of liturgical language, however, the tendency toward asyndeton is particularly problematic.
He is an innovator and experimenter; he is fond of antithesis, poetic vocabulary, the use of participles, and occasionally extreme asyndeton .
Sometimes an asyndetic list is useful for the strong and direct climactic effect it has, much more emphatic than if a final conjunction were used.
Instead, the asyndetic form of these texts promotes the opacity and disorientation of modularity.
On this count, Edmund Miller remarked that Prynne's use of the device of asyndetic listing confers ‘a breathless urgency to Prynne's poetry that is exactly appropriate to his theme.’
My guess was that he understood ‘inside out’ as ‘both inside and out’ ( asyndetic conjunction) instead of as ‘having the inside out’, and simply restored the conjunction.