Prompt : Sappho’s poem “He’s equal with the Gods, that man…” has exercised an enormous influence on Western love literature and medical lore. What are, in your opinion, the elements in the poem that made it so popular? Discuss also how later poets and medical writers appropriated the poem.
Side notes: Include some information on people in love comparing their love to a divine power. This paper is approached from the view of love sickness/melancholia. You must know enough about love sickness as Sappho explains all of the symptoms of love sickness in the poem. This course is a course focused on lovesickness and melancholia and depression. Keep that in mind when writing.
This paper will be MLA format 7 pages long
Use in line citations as well as a works cited page if you are unsure on how to cite sources in line use the following link : https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_in_text_citations_the_basics.html
I will attach sapphos poem below. And some poems you should use in your essay that are similar. For the poems I have attached just writing the name of the poem and the author in the works cited should be good enough since it is not from a book (unless you know the proper way to cite it, then I would appreciate that)