1] In Ovid's Metamorphoses, IV.3, Clytia turned into a sun-flower, turning her head to the sun as it traveled across the sky, because her beloved Apollo the sun-god abandoned her. [IL]
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: William Blake, Songs of Experience (1794). Blake's Illuminated Books, ed. David Bindman (Princeton, NJ: William Blake Trust; London: Tate Gallery, 1991-). See Vol. 2. PR 4142 B46 1991 ROBA.
First publication date: 1794
RPO poem editor: Northrop Frye, Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 3RP 2.284.
Recent editing: 4:2002/3/14*1:2003/7/22*1:2003/7/22
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