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Some Modern English Tanka - Large Print Version

by Martin Wasserman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/24/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781669878834
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781669878827

About the Book

In this work, the author shows that composing modern English tanka is almost like writing the material that one would find in a diary, for not only do the author’s tanka poems focus on love and nature but they also concentrate on philosophical speculations, as well as the expression of intense emotional states like anger, sadness, and joy. Additionally, the author’s writings demonstrate that in an English-language tanka, as compared to an English haiku, there is a greater use of both a strongly symbolic language and the cleverly placed metaphoric phrase. Finally, this work shows that the composing of English tanka can very much appeal to an attentive reader’s inherent sense of humor.

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