Hello beautiful people,
I'm writing a poem and I want to make sure I'm using "zeal" and "zest" correctly. To give context, it's about a storyteller (being I) retelling a story of a man who is giving an inspiring speech and he's saying that the speech gives me such energy that I can retell it a thousand times more without getting tired:
"The zeal in his words blessed zest to my tongue - Unwearied if I a thousand times told"
I don't really get the difference between the two words. The reasons behind the word choice is a bunch of poetic devices. Are they being used correctly here?