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Nature and Form: Liang Zongdai's Sonnets and Their Significance for Poetics
Liang Zongdai;Sonnet;Symbolism;Pure Poetry;Form
|Issue Date:||2019-03-26 09:10:39 (UTC+8)|
Liang Zongdai's poetics played important roles in the 1930s. Previous research is mainly about the interpretation of Liang Zongdai's poetic theories on symbolism and construction of the form for Chinese new poetry. It is necessary to revisit Liang Zongdai's ＂Six Sonnets＂ (1933-1939) written during this period. This article analyzes Liang Zongdai's sonnets and his poetic theories, and discusses how they support and correspond with each other. The article consists of three parts. First, we point out that, by using the name ＂sonnets,＂ Liang Zongdai had the clear intention to inherit the tradition and its symbolic meaning in the history of the sonnet. Second, we observe how Liang Zongdai responded to the difficulties that Chinese new poetry encountered, with theories on poetic form and the practice of writing sonnets. Last, we discuss how post-symbolism theories caused poetic effects and conflicts in writing poetry. Through these discussions, we find that Liang Zongdai's symbolism theories were strongly influenced by Paul Valéry. The alignment of the ＂Six Sonnets＂ with symbolism theories demonstrates Liang Zongdai's desire for purity and pursuit of classicism. From the perspective of the history of poetry, Liang Zongdai renewed the relationship between the sonnet and symbolism, with some limitations.
|Relation:||政大中文報, 30, pp.71-93|
|Appears in Collections:||[政大中文學報 THCI Core] 期刊論文|
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