I wonder if we could all join in a moment of silent prayer. Stephen listened to them in some wonderment for Boland was the dunce and Nash the idler of the class. When would he be like the fellows in poetry and rhetoric? They had big voices and big boots and they studied trigonometry. These forms are: the lyrical form, the form wherein the artist presents his image in immediate relation to himself; the epical form, the form wherein he presents his image in mediate relation to himself and to others; the dramatic form, the form wherein he presents his image in immediate relation to others.