Daphne BY: Megan Ortiz

Task 1: In the greek mythology poem "Daphne" the tone is found through diction and imagery. Diction is conveyed through many connotations and close to no denotations. The laurel tree is an example of one of the connotations, because she is comparing herself to a noble and immortal tree. On the other hand, imagery is found when a pink bough is given to Apollo from Daphne for his embrace. A pink bough made me think of Apollo as an elegant and wealthy god.

Task 2: In greek "Daphne" meanings "laurel." Daphne was a naiad, Naiads were minor goddesses associated with fountains, wells, springs, and other types of freshwater bodies. Daphne was the daughter of Peneus and Creusa, or the river god Landon. Her ravishing beauty caught the attention the god, Apollo. Apollo was struck by one of Eros' (the greek god of love) love arrows, started chasing Daphne; she tried to evade him, and just before she was caught, she pleaded to her father Peneus or to the goddess Gaea (goddess of early greeks) to save her. Her pleas were heard and she was transformed into a laurel tree. The laurel became the sacred tree of Apollo; at the Pythian Games, held in honor of the god, winners were given a laurel crown. The moral of Daphne and Apollo's love story is, in my opinion, don't mess with the love god, because things might not go the way you want.

Task 3: The US women's soccer receiving medals in 2004 alludes Daphne and Apollo. This alludes because laurel wreaths are used to represent victory; for example, the winners in Olympic games are provided with laurel wreaths to adorn their heads. This resembles Apollo giving the winners of the Pythian games that were held in his honor, because Daphne was turned into a laurel tree and became the sacred tree of Apollo.

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Task 1: In the greek mythology poem "Daphne" the tone is found through diction and imagery. Diction is conveyed through many connotations and close to no denotations. The laurel tree is an example of one of the connotations, because she is comparing herself to a noble and immortal tree. On the other hand, imagery is found when a pink bough is given to Apollo from Daphne for his embrace. A pink bough made me think of Apollo as an elegant and wealthy god. Task 2: In greek "Daphne" meanings "laurel." Daphne was a naiad, Naiads were minor goddesses associated with fountains, wells, springs, and other types of freshwater bodies. Daphne was the daughter of Peneus and Creusa, or the river god Landon. Her ravishing beauty caught the attention the god, Apollo. Apollo was struck by one of Eros' (the greek god of love) love arrows, started chasing Daphne; she tried to evade him, and just before she was caught, she pleaded to her father Peneus or to the goddess Gaea (goddess of early greeks) to save her. Her pleas were heard and she was transformed into a laurel tree. The laurel became the sacred tree of Apollo; at the Pythian Games, held in honor of the god, winners were given a laurel crown. The moral of Daphne and Apollo's love story is, in my opinion, don't mess with the love god, because things might not go the way you want. Task 3: The US women's soccer receiving medals in 2004 alludes Daphne and Apollo. This alludes because laurel wreaths are used to represent victory; for example, the winners in Olympic games are provided with laurel wreaths to adorn their heads. This resembles Apollo giving the winners of the Pythian games that were held in his honor, because Daphne was turned into a laurel tree and became the sacred tree of Apollo.

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