Japanese poetry

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  • Kingdom Of Japan Analysis

    A botanist falls in love with a Japanese spirit, but his love for her could cost him his life. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: THOMAS MARTIN (24), a botanist, travels to Japan with his friend EDMUND SAYERS aboard the vessel THE CLOVE manned by CAPTIAN JOHN SARIS (33). He’s on his way to Japan to partake in their trading business and find a plant to cure small pox. When crewmembers parish on the vessel, Thomas recites a prayer. From the ocean, there’s a swirling vortex, SUSANOO, a Japanese God of the Ocean, appears on deck. Susanoo’s brother TUKUYOMI-NO-MIKOTO, God of the Moon, also appears. Thomas’ prayers impress the Gods, even though he doesn’t believe in a God. The Gods then suddenly disappear. Thomas isn’t sure what he has just witnessed. They arrive in Japan, but soon learn that the man, ADAMS that they are supposed to meet, hasn’t arrived yet. MOTOKI (40), a samurai, and Dutch trader, JAN HOFF (35), greet them.…

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  • Matsuo Basho Analysis

    death. From François Villon’s poems, he expresses that everything in life is unpredictable, except death. Nothing can return to its origin since the past is gone forever, regardless of one’s socio-economic status, wealth or beauty. From The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Matsuo Bashō expresses how he feels about life through his haiku, and illuminates that everything in life is mujō (transient), which could not last eternally. These two different books explore how François Villon and Matsuo…

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  • Analysis Of My Individualism, By Souseki Natsume

    indulge my appetite actually, then, I gave it up. At the same time, gradually I couldn’t catch the meaning even myself that what I read the books so much for.” Souseki Natsume wrote this in his essay ‘My individualism’, which retrospect the prehistory of shaping ‘A theory of literature’ and it was the description when he was studying abroad in England in loneliness. He said more that “This time I just realized that there is no way to help myself without building up radically the idea all alone…

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  • Matsuo Basho

    includes the poetry. The poetry is the literary work to express the author's ideas and emotions about the tragic events, the ordinary events, the environment, the people besides the author, and the fictional characters. Moreover, the poem has the different styles, such as the haiku and the modern vers libre poetry. The haiku is the traditional form of the Japanese poem. In addition, modern free-verse poetry is the verse, which does not use the regular rhyme and rhythm. Both of haiku and modern…

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  • Poetry Analysis

    “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.”- Rita Dove. The art of poetry shows to be a powerful way to convey a message, emotion, or story, and the artistic elements involved depict the characteristics of the poet. Poems come in different sizes and shape each having its own distinct features. Haikus, sonnets and odes are few examples of the different types of poems and their unique style of expressing their themes. Haikus are most notable for being sweet and short, hence…

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  • The Narrow Road To The Deep North Analysis

    The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a collection of poems written by Bashō, one of the most famous Japanese poets. To understand the inner workings of his poems it is necessary to not only analyze one but to also examine the cultural themes present in Japanese culture and the poet’s life. Art is laced with the culture of its author. Therefore, examining classical Japanese poetry is impossible without understanding the prevalent themes of the time, one such motif is mono no aware (物の哀れ) or…

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  • Haiku Poetry

    There are many different types of poetry. Millions of people around the world have either written or read about one. Many poets have written and express their feelings in their work. People are using poetry as a way to express what they want to say in a short or long form of literature. It can also be a good way in calming yourself down if you are going through a bad time in your life. Haiku is an example of this type of poetry. The interesting part of Haiku is that it has a unique form that is…

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  • Tale Of Genji The Sakuteiki

    The Tale of Genji is another Japanese literary work that confuses nature with poems about nature. The Tale of Genji, Kuitert hypothesizes, is based off of poems from the Konkinshu, rather than actual depictions of nature. This means that Heian gardens which were meant to emulate nature actually emulate the poetic beauty of the meisho rather than nature (Kuitert 47). The Sakuteiki is an obvious attempt to create idealized depictions of natural scenes in one’s home, but this hypothesis begs the…

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  • Poetry Reflective Essay

    immersed in my words as I create. I experience great joy when I write and find that I lose all sense of time. With that said, I appreciate how this class has broadened my awareness of the contribution and influence creative writing has on the world. What I take away from this class is a new found appreciation for poetry. I have always hated poetry. I considered it confusing and trivial. I surprised myself at my ability to dig deep and tap into my emotions in poetry form. I had never liked…

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  • Emotions Of Pity And Fear Analysis

    Poetry is an ancient form of art that has been around since writing has become widely used. People throughout history have used it to describe emotions, the natural worlds, and stories and events. Poetry has been one of the main descriptive mediums in many cultures, with different cultures using different types of poetry, from haikus from the Japanese, or epic poetry made most famous by the Greeks with Odysseus. According to many famous philosophers and poets, poetry contains certain units that…

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