Heesang Park Li Qingzhao reflection

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Heesang Park Zheng Huili Chinese 272 13, October, 2010 Reflection on Li QingZhao’s Poems Li QingZhao is one of the rare women who left her name in the early history of China. She was fortunate that she was born in a scholarly family, and was able to be surrounded by a love of history and literature from an early age. Enchanting her literary skills from young age allowed her to preserve her youthful sentiment of emotions and learn how to capture emotions in her own words almost intuitively 1 . With capabilities of the skills aforementioned, her poems were well known among scholars at a very young age before getting married. After marriage, her husband was often absent for his official’s career. This shaped her poem more distinctively. With Li and her husband’s frequent absence of each other, they often exchanged poems to each other that were most likely about love. However, after death of her husband, she fell in turmoil after her husband’s death and wrote afterword of her husband’s posthumously work, Metal and Stone . Not only the fact that she is rare female poet, she has uniqueness in the style and voice in writing poem. She wrote Ci style of poem, which is basically imbuing lyric to preexisting old song tunes. This naturally led her poems to be exclusively rhythmic in meters and rich in emotion and sentiment. In her poem
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