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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 380–418.
Published: 01 November 2015
... verse. The increased use of 2–2–1 prosodic structure of the pentasyllabic lines of this period indicates that the fourth syllable in the line had become a defining caesural point. Furthermore, the emergence of this new regulation will be shown in relation to the growing need for semantic and aesthetic...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 286–323.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Old Poems) by later scholars, and Han dynasty yuefu . 4 Some have gone so far as to say that literati pentasyllabic shi poems originate in Han dynasty yuefu . This demonstrates clearly that, just as with China's early trisyllabic, tetrasyllabic, and sao 騷-style verse, so too the formation of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 324–346.
Published: 01 November 2015
... distribution VP: Verse specific phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics that are unique to Pre-Yongming pentasyllabic poems. LP: Language-conditioned phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics caused by linguistic factors that are not unique to pentasyllabic poems. Figure 1. The...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 481–514.
Published: 01 November 2015
... breakthrough in the wugu form. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Du Fu 杜甫 (712–770) ancient-style pentasyllabic verse single prose line narrative rhythm poetry historical poetry prose within poetry Research concerning Du Fu's 杜甫 (712–770) various poetic styles has a long...
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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1. The factors influencing tonal distribution VP: Verse specific phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics that are unique to Pre-Yongming pentasyllabic poems. LP: Language-conditioned phenomena—the tonal distributional characteristics caused by linguistic factors that are not More
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Sanskrit and the pentasyllabic lines in Chinese poetry, it is still an outstanding issue in the history of Chinese poetry as to how a poem with quadric-syllabic lines could, structurally speaking, be abruptly transformed into one with pentasyllabic lines, given that the former is not regulated-style verse...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... example, wuyan lüshi 五言律詩 (pentasyllabic regulated verse), or according to the chronology of a life marked by period or year, or implicitly by an overall sequential order. By the nineteenth century, many poetry collections by both men and women were organized chronologically, 9 with the result that...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... poetry: the tetrasyllabic poems of the Shijing 詩經 ( Book of Poetry ) and the pentasyllabic poems of the Han dynasty. Jonathan Smith begins from linguists' observations of nonarbitrary relationships between sound and meaning in many languages: in English, for instance, consider the /gl/ of glare...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... long-established 2 + 3 rhythm of pentasyllabic lines now expanded to five rhythms? Huang offers no explanation, but a deliberate misreading of his ending statement may yield an answer. Concluding his list of the eight rhythms, he writes, “They combine five characters into a line, and there are pauses...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... meditation (“Man quiet,” l. 1). Sōseki's deliberateness in hiding his worldly connection only makes it more conspicuous. The two pieces also differ significantly in length: twenty characters for Wang's pentasyllabic quatrain versus fifty-six for Sōseki's heptasyllabic regulated verse. If Buddhist...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
... (The Book of Songs) and Chuci 楚辭 (The Verses of Chu) produced before the Han 漢 (202 BCE—220 CE)—110 literary anthologies were produced in the Six Dynasties 六朝 (normally 220–589) as recorded in the Sui book catalog. Among these, Wenxuan 文選 (Selections of Refined Literature) and Yutai xinyong 玉臺新詠...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
... through the formation of word units has a direct impact on poetic cadence. If we reevaluate the composition of quadrisyllabic and pentasyllabic verses made up of disyllabic or trisyllabic word units, the core question is not simply the addition of a syllable but that an additional word “indeed signifies...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... recite two rhyming couplets for rhapsodies” 吟詩一絕, 對屬一聯, 念賦二韻. 13 By level 1, students were expected to “chant two pentasyllabic and two heptasyllabic poems each day—one in the ancient style, the other in regulated verse form, to be tested on composing one rhapsody (or four rhyming couplets), and read...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... genres, descends from the Shijing ; poems later labeled shi can only encompass part of this idealized wholeness. Within the grouping of seventeen verse genres listed after “admonitions,” Yuan distinguishes two broad categories he calls shi and ge . He claims that his contemporaries, ignorant of the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2016) 3 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
...-based songs and rhymed-verse political memorials to make room for the “lyric” voice, the “inscape” of the individual poet. 1 With that article, which stands as a landmark in the field, Kao implicitly reaffirmed that venerable equivalency between the “lyric voice” and the “subject,” between the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
... placed in the “dove” ( jiu lei 鳩類) and “geese” ( e lei 鵞類) categories, respectively. The vocabulary of the poem itself is also not constitutive in defining the topic. Consider, for instance, several Tang poems in pentasyllabic regulated verse ( wuyan lü 五言律) that mention the moon. Although the...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 515–544.
Published: 01 November 2015
... manifest in their works, 4 provided an important precedent for the aesthetic ideals guiding the subsequent evolution of poetic writing. We need look no further than those figures who were instrumental in the turn in pentasyllabic poetry aesthetics from the plainness of the Han and Wei period 漢魏 (202 BCE...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... childhood memories. 17 The guests record their surprised reaction to the incongruous appearance of the northern pear in southern climes in a collectively composed linked-verse pentasyllabic quatrain ( wuyan lianju 五言聯句). On the Dinghai day of the winter of 1144, I braved the snow with Chao Shuyi...