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Lei Ding
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3/18/2014 Compare and contrast Tang Poems and Sanskrit Lyrics

Tang poems and Sanskrit lyrics are both Asian literature in their countries. Tang poetry refers to the creation of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) can also be extended to refer to the Tang Dynasty poetry style creation. Tang Dynasty China has always been regarded as the highest level of the golden age of poetry. Unlike the European poems, Sanskrit lyrics usually requires a poet to present even the most subjective emotions in a imaginative, impresonal.and universal form. For more detail and discussing, we are going to talk about two specific poems we just study this semester, “in the quiet night” and “as the sun rises and sets” which author is Li Bo and BHARTRHARI. After read these two poems, we can find some similarities. First, the unlike the European poems We just study before, like “the epic of Gilgamesh” these poems are short. They may only few lines but they can express huge emotion. Second, in the language use, Tang Poem and Sanskrit lyrics usually use a lot literary devices. For example, in the Tang poem “ In the Quite Night” author said “I lift my head and watch the moon”. “ I drop my head and think of home” here the author use literary metonymy which is moon refers to home( home town). For this kind of language using, Tang poems use a lot. In other hand, in the Sanskrit lyrics “ As the sun rises and sets” the author also said” As the sun rises and sets comes and goes, life is whittled away day by day” here the author also use the metonymy, the sun rises and sets symbol the past of time, the past of life. To sum up, those are the similarities for Tang poem and Sanskrit lyrics. Another big similarity is the Tang poem and Sanskrit lyrics are both lyrics poem, they do not tell a story or tale in the poem as the European does. They also have some difference if you read carefully. First, Tang poem always use the first person to describe personally emotions. For example, in

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