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A poem celebrating a person, event, thing. It is often written in an exalted style. Odes were originally meant to be sung.


    Ode to Aphrodite

    Deathless Aphrodite, throned in flowers,
    Daughter of Zeus, O terrible enchantress,
    With this sorrow, with this anguish, break my spirit
    Lady, not longer!
    Hear anew the voice! O hear and listen!
    Come, as in that island dawn thou camest,
    Billowing in thy yoked car to Sappho
    Forth from thy father's
    Golden house in pity!
    - written by Sappho (c. 630-570 B.C.)

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