A. In the Story “The Maiden with a Wooden Bowl,” a Japanesefolktale. It is a simple story about a maiden who endowed with the charm and beauty. She is an only child and her mother is already old. Soon she is going to die. To leave her alone troubles her so much for her daughter is...
consists of three lines: the first and third lines each have five morae (the rough phonological equivalent of syllables), while the second has seven. Original haiku masters included such figures as Edo period poet MatsuoBashō (松尾芭蕉); others influenced by Bashō include Kobayashi Issa and Masaoka Shiki...
Haiku started as Hokku, an opening stanza of an orthodox collaborative linked poem, or renga, and of its later derivative, renku (or haikai no renga). By the time of MatsuoBashō (1644–1694), the hokku had begun to appear as an independent poem, and was also incorporated in haibun(a combination of...
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folktale- a short story that events that explain or narrate certain supernatural or mysterious facts but are meant ultinately to entertain and...
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Direction to Actors
The famous Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (おづやすじろう) was born on December 12th, 1903 in Japan, and died from cancer on his birthday in 1963. All of his movies tell of stories happening of ordinary...
that opposes the young woman and her fiancé, and which she wins, at least rhetorically but fails to fulfill her supposed "powers of observation" by failing to notice the presence of the japanese gentlemen as her fiancé does.
In the Story Invisible Japanese Gentlemen , a girl is in a...
traveling can mean anything that includes moving from place to place, exploring, exchanging, and just seeing the world through the eyes of a wanderer. Basho tells a story as he explores the world around him. He tells the story of the people he meets, the struggle it was to get from place to place, and how...
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.
I want to leave a legacy in this world.
rThe Happy Mirror Story
“The Happy Mirror Story” is a Japanesefolktale. The English translation is below. Many thanks to Westfield for originally posting this; I’ve edited it for grammar and punctuation and so on. By the way, “mirror” in Japanese is “kagami” (鏡).
Many years ago in Japan, there...
the natural world. The related short form of senryu is distinguished from haiku as being concerned with “human nature” or social and personal relationships.
Here are three examples of the haiku of BashoMatsuo, the first great poet of haiku in the 1600s:
for samurai, in particular in words such as bushi (武士, meaning warrior or samurai).
An old term for a soldier popularized by MatsuoBasho in his famous haiku. Literally meaning a strong person.
tsuwamono domo ga
yume no ato
Folktales are one of the forms of prose narrative which we regarded as fiction. They are not considered as dogma or history, they may or may not have happened, and they are not to be taken seriously.1
However, folktales like other stories provide...
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verse that was simple to write. But in the late 1600’s, MatsuoBasho
changed haiku into a serious art form. His haiku, written according to strict
rules, describe subjects in nature and contain a reference to a season of the
year. These poems merely suggest ideas and feelings, and so the reader
. When he arrived as one of the atomic bomb patients, the symptoms he had described did not give the doctor any useful information. Although the doctor had promised him a better health after two weeks, the doctor had told Mother Superior a more likely story; that Father Kleinsorge would eventually die...
. Secondly, African folklore are stories passed down by word of mouth, communicated across different regions and often told by the light of the moon around a village fire after a day of work. As the audial presentation that our professor showed us in the first class, folktale enables to describe the...
Living in Day Time!
Old women in the family usually narrate the folktales, either when the children are being fed in the evenings or when they are put to bed in the night. Though they are narrated to children, stories serve as a parallel system of communication among the women in the family.
classic fairy tales known worldwide. The original story was created by the Brothers Grimm who collected and published a number of European folktales in the early 19th century. The fairy tales of Snow White was collected in 1812, titled in German as Schneewittchen, tale no. 53. before completion of final...
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The Background to the Story
After ten years, the Trojan War is over and the Achaeans head for home—with varying results. Some, like Nestor, come home quickly to find things pretty much as they left them. Others, like Agamemnon, arrive home to find things considerably changed...
folktales and two groups of readers-a group of Iranian students studying in the United States and a group of Americans. Both groups read a Mullah Nasr-el-Din story from Iranian folklore and a story about Buffalo Bill from American folklore. Of the two folktales, Johnson says, "both contained similar...