• Story of Aged Mather
    The Story of the Aged Mother A Japanese Folktale by MATSUO BASHO Long, long ago there lived at the foot of the mountain a poor farmer and his aged, widowed mother. They owned a bit of land which supplied them with food, and their humble were peaceful and happy. Shining was governed by a...
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  • The Story of Aged Mother
    The Story of the Aged Mother A Japanese Folktale by MATSUO BASHO Long, long ago there lived at the foot of the mountain a poor farmer and his aged, widowed mother. They owned a bit of land which supplied them with food, and their humble were peaceful and happy. Shining was governed by a...
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  • ang kabataan noon at ngayon
    Translation and Comparative Literature Readings for Oct. 19: See “Supplementary readings on translation” at the end of the syllabus Oct. 26 Haiku. Japanese. From late seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries. #6—Readings # 5 for Oct 26: 1) Matsuo Bashô (background): “Japan: The Tokugawa...
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  • Fallen Sick on a Journey
    Oku No Hosomichi (1694) Basho, Matsuo Fallen sick on a journey, In dreams I run wildly Over a withered moor. An old pond! A frog jumps in- The sound of water. The first soft snow! Enough to bend the leaves Of the jonquil low. In the cicada's cry No sign can foretell How soon it...
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  • Significance of travel in Basho's Narrow Road Through the Backcountry
    beauties on his journey for poetic enlightenment and motivation. This work is the story of the journey that Bashō began near the end of his life in order to attain inspiration for writing poetry, specifically in haiku-type forms. Bashō's chosen path mirrored that of Saigyō, a well respected monk and...
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  • Afro Asian
    impermenance. Although the passages are devoted to beauty of nature, it also contains of humurous incident. Zeami Motokiyo is an aesthetic, actor and playwright who transformed Noh drama into highly literary dramatic art. Tokugawa Period (1600 – 1867) Matsuo Basho or “Matsuo Kinsaku” (his real...
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  • The Story of the Aged Mother Japanese Folktales
    THE STORY OF THE AGED MOTHER A Japanese Folktale by MATSUO BASHOLong, long ago there lived at the foot of the mountain a poor farmer and his aged, widowedmother. They owned a bit of land which supplied them with food, and their humble werepeaceful and happy.Shining was governed by a despotic leader...
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  • Haiku
    . !   Haikus usually describe one vivid image OR juxtapose (contrast) two images. !   Haikus leave profound thoughts unsaid – they suggest ideas implicitly and allow readers to think deeply for themselves. Examples of Haiku The Winter Showers by Matsuo Basho These winter showers – even...
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  • Midterm Essay
    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...
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  • Reflections in Life
    present. Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. -Matsuo Basho 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. -Yukio Mishima MY LEGACY I want to leave a legacy in this world. And if...
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  • Lost
    “Antitheses of Things,” a collection of dueling aphorisms, and Montaigne’s unmappable, serpentine exploration of sexuality, “On Some Verses of Virgil.” Sei Shonagon and Matsuo Basho, classics of Japanese prose, are generously represented, but for the English tradition, we get neither Addison’s...
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  • Written Report on Japanese Literature and the Happy Mirror: a Japanese Folktale
    Monzaemon became popular at the end of the 17th century. Matsuo Bashō wrote Oku no Hosomichi (1702), a travel diary. Hokusai, perhaps Japan's most famous woodblock print artist, also illustrated fiction as well as his famous 36 Views of Mount Fuji. Many genres of literature made their début during...
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  • Afro
    Poetry 1. Matsuo Basho 2. Yosa Buson 3. Kimiko Hahn 4. Kobayashi Issa Indian Poetry 1. Rabindranath Tagore 2. Sarojini Naidu Philippine Poetry 1. Jose Corazon de Jesus 2. Gaspar Aquino de Belen 3. Cirilo F. Bautista 4. Francisco Balagtas 5. Jose Rizal...
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  • Zen - Past Present Future
    Yuanwu. More importantly, the philosophy also branched out to Japan during Ming Dynasty in China. This branching led to many famous Japanese philosophers like Hakuin Ekaku and Matsuo Basho who brought the Zen movement to a greater height with notable works like Oku no Hosomichi . In this book, the...
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  • Genres of Literature
    . * Sonnet #18 by William Shakespeare x. Haiku * It is derived from the Japanese culture which mainly tackles about nature. It consists of three lines which has the structure of five-seven-five and does not rhyme. * Haikus written by Matsuo Basho xi...
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  • Term Paper Literature
    Edo Period). Due in large part to the rise of the working and middle classes in the new capital of Edo (modern Tokyo), forms of popular drama developed which would later evolve into kabuki. The jōruri and kabuki dramatist Chikamatsu Monzaemon became popular at the end of the 17th century. Matsuo Bashō...
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  • Japanese Literature
    works we have read, the characteristic of individualism has played a strong role in the lives and decisions of three characters in particular. The characters Basho, Chockichi, and Okada all display similar acts of individualism in their own stories as they depart not only from their homes but also...
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  • Two Kinds
    , “The Story of an Hour” Nadine Gordimer, “Once upon a Time” *Stephen Dobyns, “Kansas” William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” Lorrie Moore, “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)” Writing Suggestions: Plot 6. Character Round and Flat Characters Dynamic and Static Characters Motivation...
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  • Touching the Poesy
    example is in the haiku “In the old stone pool” by Matsuo Basho. In this he says simply “In the old stone pool / a frogjump: / splishhhhh.” (lines 1-3) By using onomatopoeia the reader can now truly envision the sound in detail, hearing the frog splash into the water themselves. The next sense is...
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  • Haiku
    Seasons: The Circle of the Life Haiku is a popular form of poem in Japan. It is an unrhymed writing and because the content is very brief, usually only three lines for a complete poem, it is necessarily imagistic to create a vivid picture of the nature and seasons. Matsuo Basho, a famous haiku...
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