2 Answered Questions for the topic japanese literature

Japanese Literature Literature Meter


A break in the 5-7-5-7-7 meter?

So I was reading about Waka poetry and then about the tanka meter, when I came across several poems by Ono no Komachi and Narihira. The ついにゆく poem from Narihira has 8 syllables rather than 7 in the... more
Japanese Literature Literature Poetry Haiku


Do traditional Japanese haikus always describe a moment?

I am currently reading *The Heart of Haiku* by Jane Hirshfield. In it, there are many examples of haikus by Bashō. In them, they always appear to give reference to a time, either explicitly or... more

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