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Mia Ha JISA A 207 A February 25th 2017 Primary Source Analysis The Pillow-Book of Sei Sonagon: Things That Have Lost Their Power The Pillow Book (Makura no Soshi) was written by a court lady to empress Consort Teishi named Sei Shonagon during the 990s and early 1000s in Heian period, Japan. The book consists of essays, lists, anecdotes, poems and descriptive passages with little to no connection to one another but conveys ideas and whims of what the author was thinking of moments in her life. Sei Shonagon shared her personal thoughts, interesting events happened in court, poetry, and even her own opinions about incidents in life. Even though her work is mostly personal, her unique writing style has made it very interesting as a work of literature and valuable as a historical document. Originally, she wrote the Pillow Book for herself as private endeavor of enjoyment for herself because it was a way to express her inner thoughts and feelings that she was not allowed to shared publicly dued to
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