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The Songs Of He Zhu, 1080–98

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‘Song’ is He Zhu’s term for heptametrical poems unrestrained by the rules of Regulated Verse. In He Zhu’s collection a ‘song’ will tell one in its title that it is on a set topic or a performance of an old song type. If one understands a ‘song’ as a work on a topic rather than as the explicit outgrowth of an experience, it comes as no surprise that Poems 002 through 007 were written in Xuzhou in 1084 and 1085 as part of group exercises, with the topics distributed among the participants. This chapter shows that when Fanghui did use the Song form, he was equal to its challenges. It concludes that this genre that confronts the poet with so many formal decisions also opens up the flexibility to treat themes in new ways and modified modes of expression.

Keywords: Fanghui; He Zhu; song; Xuzhou



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