Her poetry was geared to transcend time, helping those to whom she offered the advice throughout their lives, not just at the moment the poem was written. Sappho does not want her daughter to be sad so she tries to comfort her in the only way she sees possible, by admonishing Kleis and telling there that there will be no mourning in their house. Notify me of new comments via email. This, in itself, is characteristic of the maternal feelings Sappho had towards her "children. Email required Address never made public. As a member of society, she will have to give up any innocent view of reality and give to the difficulties of living in the real world. These are such short fragments, however, it is hard to infer anything.
Analyze a literary device—most likely an image or metaphor—or series of devices you find in Plato, Sappho, or Catullus.
Sappho uses virginity as a defining moment that separates two worlds: Separately, the daughters of Priam But you hate the very thought of me, Atthis. And you flutter after Andromeda. On soft beds you satisfied your passion. You have some really insightful things to say about the poetry, and I really like how you tie it together at the end!