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Essay about The Virgin by Sappho

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Critical Analysis: “The Virgin,” by Sappho

Bearing a child is the biggest responsibility that will happen in life. Providing time and protection of the child is a major part. But the most important thing is that they do not become lonely and forgotten. When being a parent, this is their job, to keep them welcomed and to never forget about them. In the fragment titled, “The Virgin,” Sappho uses vivid imagery to show how an apple tree has a relationship like mother and child. How the tree would be the mother, and the child would be the apple. Like a mother and child, it is the responsibility of the tree to hold on to the apple and make sure it gets taken care of, no matter what. Sappho uses imagery right away when she uses the words,
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Critical Analysis: “The Virgin,” by Sappho

Bearing a child is the biggest responsibility that will happen in life. Providing time and protection of the child is a major part. But the most important thing is that they do not become lonely and forgotten. When being a parent, this is their job, to keep them welcomed and to never forget about them. In the fragment titled, “The Virgin,” Sappho uses vivid imagery to show how an apple tree has a relationship like mother and child. How the tree would be the mother, and the child would be the apple. Like a mother and child, it is the responsibility of the tree to hold on to the apple and make sure it gets taken care of, no matter what. Sappho uses imagery right away when she uses the words, “Like a sweet apple ripening” in line 1. It is saying that since the apple is ripening, it is then growing like a child does. How in the beginning of life it goes through changes in its appearance and size and grows out to who they are today, and become more mature as time goes on. They become a delightful blessing as they come into the world and grow up.
In line 1, when Sappho uses the words, “on a high branch,” it is showing that the apple may be forgotten about because it can be hard to see, since it is so high. It will especially be forgotten when people from below see the tree. They will not notice it sitting there. Also, in line 2, when Sappho uses the words, “on the tip of the topmost branch and forgotten,” since it is on the tip of
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