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Sappho

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Overview

Author

Sappho

Year Published

6th century BCE

Type

Poem

Genre

Mythology

Perspective and Narrator

"Hymn to Aphrodite" is told in the first person by the poet Sappho. Sappho is heartbroken and beseeches the goddess Aphrodite for assistance.

Tense

"Hymn to Aphrodite" is written in the present tense.

About the Title

"Hymn to Aphrodite" is written to portray the emotion of heartbreak and the provision that hope offers. Many of Sappho's works concerned Aphrodite as the poet was a devoted follower, and this poem is a good representation of the style and tone of her works. "Hymn to Aphrodite" is one of the only intact works remaining by this ancient poet.

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