Japanese and Indian authors and terms

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Japanese and Indian authors and terms
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  1. From the Rig Veda
    • 1,028 hymns
    • homage to gods of nature
    • showing interest in prosperity and comfort
  2. Vedic hymns
    emphasize importance of gods and nature and ponder philosophical
  3. Ramayana
    • 24,000 couplets 
    • tells the story of prince Rama 
    • teaches hinduism
  4. Li Po
    • known for free-spirited lyrical style 
    • wrote on love for freedom and harmony with nature
  5. Tao Chien
    • didn't like authority 
    • poetry revealed love of family
  6. Tu Fu
    • best writer of shih poems
    • poems on social issues
  7. shih poems
    even # of lines, each with the same # of words
  8. Balled
    song that tells a story
  9. Tone
    speakers attitude toward his or her subject
  10. haiku
    consisting of 5,7,5
  11. tanka
    5 lines of 5,7,5,7
  12. kigo
    seasonal word
  13. Caesura
    pause
  14. Sei Shonagon
    • wrote pillow book 
    • provided detailed of upper class life in Japan

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