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Patru perspective asupra poeticii japoneze traditionale
Four perspectives on Japanese poetics

Author(s): Iulia Waniek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Pro Universitaria
Keywords: Chinese poetics; Japanese poetics; doka;

Summary/Abstract: This article explores the functions of poetry as they were envisaged by classical Japanese poets, and by comparison with Chinese poetics. To the traditional four functions of poetry : didactic, as a means of expressing emotion and of -smoothing- the relations between men and women, as an exercice in literary technique and as contemplation we could add even a fifth function, of the religious, or philosophical poetry, like Ikkyu's doka, wich are like injunctions to the reader, empowering him to discover the deep truths and even the creativity within himself.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 69-82
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English