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Tanka Thoughts: A Collection of Poetry (Hood General Poetry Series, #11) Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Tanka Thoughts: A Collection of Poetry (Hood General Poetry Series, #11)

Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Published January 1st 2014
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224 pages
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Tanka a (short poem) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.Originally, in the time of the Manyōshū (latter half of the eighth century AD), the term tanka was used to distinguish short poemsMoreTanka a (short poem) is a genre of classical Japanese poetry and one of the major genres of Japanese literature.Originally, in the time of the Manyōshū (latter half of the eighth century AD), the term tanka was used to distinguish short poems from the longer chōka (長歌, long poems).Tanka consist of five units (often treated as separate lines when romanized or translated) usually with the following pattern of on.Traditionally tanka has had no concept of rhyme (certain arrangements of rhymes, even accidental, were considered dire faults in a poem), or even a line. Enjoy this poets collection of Tanka poetry.