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Unformatted text preview: a wide variety of themes interwoven in the songs. There are songs of love, nature, and life. These poems are a living illustration of the ancient Chinese culture. The Chinese obviously saw love as an important attribute to life. They respected nature, and considered it a beautiful reality. The Egyptian poems showed there culture as more lustful, than loving. However, these Chinese poems are different. They arent necessarily about sex, or lustful passions, but about true love and feeling of the heart. I love reading ancient literature. Whether its adventure stories such as Gilgamesh or The Odyssey , or ancient Egyptian and Chinese love poems, they all have such meaning and are open doors to the cultures they cam from....
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- Fall '06