Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry by Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yuki Sawa

By Edith Marcombe Shiffert, Yuki Sawa

The country of eastern poetry within the 20th century, its prime quality and individuality is obviously proven during this publication. The advent supplies a brief,lucid background of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on glossy poetry. The physique of the booklet is taken up with the interpretation of the paintings of forty-nine broadly acclaimed poets: free-verse poets, tanka poets, and haiku poets. on the again are notes giving illuminating biographical and literary information regarding each one poet. the distinction of the translations and the lucidity of the creation and notes make the booklet a treasure for poetry enthusiasts in every single place .

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A variant form is long measure or long metre, in which all four lines have four stresses, and in which the rhyme scheme aabb is sometimes also used. See also short measure. commonplace book, not a dull or trite book, as the usual sense of 'commonplace' would suggest, but a writer's notebook in which interesting ideas and quotations are collected for further reflection and possible future use. In this sense, a commonplace is a remark or written passage that is worth remembering or quoting. Notable examples of 47 conceit commonplace books that have been published include Ben Jonson's Timber (1640) and W.

The *PETRARCHAN conventions of the blazon include a listing of parts from the hair down, and the use of *HYPERBOLE and * SIMILE in describing lips like coral, teeth like pearls, and so on. These conventions are mocked in Shakespeare's famous sonnet, 'My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun'. Bloomsbury group, a loose *COTERIE of writers linked by friendship to the homes of Vanessa Stephen (from 1907 Vanessa Bell) and her sister Virginia (from 1912 Virginia Woolf) in Bloomsbury—the university quarter of London near the British Museum—from about 1906 to the late 1930s.

Chorus, a group of singers distinct from the principal performers in a dramatic or musical performance; also the song or * REFRAIN that they sing. In classical Greek *TRAGEDY a chorus of twelve or fifteen masked performers would sing, with dancing movements, a commentary on the action of the play, interpreting its events from the standpoint of traditional wisdom. This practice appears to have been derived from the choral lyrics of religious festivals. The Greek tradition of choral *LYRIC includes the *DITHYRAMB, the *PAEAN, and the choral *ODES of Pindar.

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