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Shinkokinshu - Prevalent themes(Find out Discussion...

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Shinkokinshū -- New Collection of Ancient and Modern Poems - The anthology was completed by Fujiwara no Teika in 1205, in response to the Imperial order. - The poems in the collection are stylistically more elaborated than those in Man’yōshū while criticized for their artificiality and general lack of spontaneity. - The virtue of the collection can be described as its elegantly-composed verses. - Tanka syllable pattern (5-7-5-7-7) became a decisive.
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Unformatted text preview: - Prevalent themes: (Find out!) Discussion Question: In Shinkokinshū, same phrases such as “hana” (cherry blossom), “aki no yūgure,” (sunset/early evening in autumn), nagamureba “when I stare at” are often used and creating certain patterns in the poems. What do you think this tendency suggest? Also, compared with the poems in Man’yōshū , what is the definite difference in this tendency?...
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