The Chinese equivalent term of quatrain, i.e., jueju, literally means “cut-off lines.” It was believed by many critics that this meant the wujue and qijue forms had originated as quatrain segments cut from the eight-line lüshi forms. This episode begins with close readings of representative poems to provide readers a sense of the thematic scope and aesthetic potential of jueju. A detailed examination of common jueju features then follows.
Egan, C., & Cai, Z. (2022, Aug 23). The Tang Dynasty: Quatrains: Songs of the heart, verses of nature: Pre-Tang quatrains . In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/30/