1. the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; much admired although only fragments of her poetry have been preserved (6th century BC)
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How To Use Sappho In A Sentence

  • The poems are supposed to be by Sappho, but they are actually of doubtful authenticity.
  • The sapphic stanza, which Sappho uses and may have invented, has a strong caesura, as do her other lines.
  • As it is written by the prophetesses of ancient times, the original followers of the Lesbite Code of Sappho were scattered to the four corners of the earth, divided into 12 tribes, led into exile by the high priestesses.
  • She also shows how Sappho was identified by Victorian feminists with the cause of suffering women, serving simultaneously as model and as exemplary victim.
  • Bantock's setting of his wife's dilations on Sappho was supremely seductive to the Edwardian England of its day.
  • Helle Merete Brix is a journalist, author, lecturer and editor of Sappho. dk, Denmark’s newest web magazine on free speech, islamism and antisemitism. Danish publisher hopes to publish The Jewel of Medina
  • Reviewers and critics paid Swinburne the compliment of identifying him with Sappho and praising his talent as Sapphic.
  • Her interest in Aegean demotic music and the folklore of East Asia is evident in her operas Nausicaa and Sappho.
  • Some time around the ninth century, Sappho's nine books were irrecoverably lost.
  • Often the greatest poets, as Sappho herself, are represented as having no more than a blind and instinctive apprehension of the supersensual beauty which is shining through the flesh, and which is the real object of desire. The Poet's Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years
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