5.05 E3.docx - 5.05 The river merchant wife The husband went on a journey to sell products since he was a merchant and the wife was wondering if he

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5.05 The river merchant wife The husband went on a journey to sell products since he was a merchant and the wife was wondering if he would ever come back because it had been six months since he had left. In the poem you can tell be the way its worded that the wife as time passes by begins to become lonely and becomes depressed. This poem was written in the 8 th century which would be the Tang Dynasty era for China. At this time china had just finished going through a bloody war from the Sui Dynasty The Tang Dynasty was one of the most prosperous dynasties in Chinese history. It was the golden age for poetry and painting, and best known for other crafts like tricolored glazed pottery and woodblock printing. This era had the only female emperor in Chinese history. Since there was a rise in arts and other things to sell the husband more than likely had a lot of items that

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