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University of Massachusetts Amherst

East Asian Languages and Societies

2010

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Readings Of Chinese Poet Xue Tao, Lu Yu Jan 2010

Readings Of Chinese Poet Xue Tao, Lu Yu

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Xue Tao was one of the Tang Dynasty's best-known female poets. Her poems are beautiful and of her own style, but there have only been a few of studies on them. This study comprises nine close readings of her thirteen poems most of which can be defined as yongwu poems, as well as a conclusion which summarizes the main characteristics in these poems. The methodology of this research is based on the theory of New Criticism and combined with sinology. Every poem is studied as an independent entity, but its allusions and images are examined in the history of ...