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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
... stresses caused by syntax, lexicon, morphology, and so forth (called language-conditioned phenomena) from the weak-strong stress arrangement created by a poet for rhythmic effect (called “verse-specific phenomena” by Mikhail Gasparov). 14 For the same reason, the tones of syllables in a pentasyllabic...
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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): 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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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 347–379.
Published: 01 November 2015
... quotation from Shen Yue's “Da Zhen Gong lun” 答甄公論 (Answering Master Zhen) supports this point: For poets of pentasyllabic verses, if they are good at the use of the four tones, their poems would have a beautiful flow when being recited; if they are skillful at the eight styles, their writings would be...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 125–154.
Published: 01 November 2014
... her young husband Ding Bing (1832–1899) after her untimely death, this small collection is framed by numerous paratexts such as prefaces, verse inscriptions, biographical accounts, and elegies. I explore how Ling's self-representation in her poetry is mediated by these paratexts and show how different...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 November 2015
... syntax within parallel prose allows it to attain the polyphonic richness of a symphony. Moving into the Tang, Ge Xiaoyin's article probes Du Fu's 杜甫 (712–770) appropriation of prose rhythms in his wugu 五古 poems (pentasyllabic ancient-style poems). According to Ge, shi zhong you wen 詩中有文 (There is...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2015) 2 (2): 545–572.
Published: 01 November 2015
... monosyllabic, we may alternatively translate these genre names as tetrasyllabic poetry, pentasyllabic poetry, and so on. Why do Chinese critics attach so much importance to the character count? Liu Xie's 劉勰 (467?–538?) remarks provide some clues: Although there is no fixed length for sentences, the number of...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2016) 3 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., the flexible production of meaning 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...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 148–178.
Published: 01 April 2018
... emotions and a deep abhorrence toward human relationships that he wrote his seventy-five kanshi ( table 2 ). Table 2. Natsume Sōseki's Meian -period kanshi Form Ancient-style poems Recent-style poems Grand total Quatrains Regulated verse Pentasyllabic 0 7...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 91–128.
Published: 01 April 2017
...–9a . 58. Mei Dingzuo, “Han Wei shi cheng xu” 漢魏詩乘序 (Preface to A Vehicle of Han Wei Poems ), dated 1583, in Han Wei shi cheng , 1a–4b, in Siku quanshu cunmu congshu bubian , 34:522–24. 59. Yang Shen, “Wuyan lüzu xu” 五言律祖序 (Preface to Ancestors of Pentasyllabic Regulated Verses ), in...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 November 2014) 1 (1-2): 186–215.
Published: 01 November 2014
... 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 a rhapsody every three days” 吟五七言古律詩...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2018) 5 (1): 66–94.
Published: 01 April 2018
... 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 importance of music, have mistaken equal line lengths and unequal line lengths as 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 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 November 2018) 5 (2): 250–275.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., 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 topics seem to be clear in these selections, there is a lot of overlap in imagery...
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Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (1 April 2017) 4 (1): 19–55.
Published: 01 April 2017
... at middle age and found freedom on the rivers and lakes. Among scholar-officials, all naturally admired his lofty resolve. He lived a carefree life, with wine and poetry, as though he had no intention to write verse that was skillful or clumsy. Rather his understated, easy poise and his air of...