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Piercing Chill - 2 How do the diction and rhyme affect you...

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Imagery, Tone, Irony, Diction, Connotations, Rhyme Taniguchi Buson (1716-1783) The Piercing Chill I Feel The piercing chill I feel: my dead wife’s comb, in our bedroom, under my heel. c. 1760 Japanese Translation Mi ni shimu ya In the bedroom, stepping bosai no kushi on my dead wife’s comb: neya ni fumu the sudden cold. Questions 1. What kind of imagery do you find in “The Piecing Chill”? How does it affect you?
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Unformatted text preview: 2. How do the diction and rhyme affect you? 3. Paraphrase the poem. What is gained, what lost, in the paraphrase? Here is Busons last poem: Early Spring: In the white plum blossoms night to next day just turning. Why not try creating your own version from these words?...
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