The Sounds of the Tang Poetry (5) : Regulated poetic forms & modes of thinking : Sonnet and Lüshi
Going beyond the technical issues of tonal patterning, this episode discusses how the regulated poetic forms of Shakespearean sonnets and Chinese regulated verse embody the Western dualistic and Chinese yin-yang worldviews, respectively. Shakespeare’s sonnet 18 and Du Fu’s “Spring Scene” are compared, in both form and content, to illustrate the fundamental differences in the Elizabethan and traditional Chinese thinking about nature and humanity.
Cai, Z. (2022, Nov 8). The Sounds of the Tang Poetry (5): Regulated poetic forms & modes of thinking: Sonnet and Lüshi. In How to Read Chinese Poetry Videos. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_video/5/