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A Study of the Rhyme and Chinese Character Use in Lu Han- Xiu’s Taiwanese Poem Chun1-thinn1-E5-Hue1-Lui2 Author: Hsiang Wei Lin (Department of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 53, No. 1
Date:January 2008


This article explores the rhyme and Chinese Character Use in Lu Han-Xiu’s Taiwanese Poem Chun1-thinn1-E5-Hue1-Lui2. As for the rhyme, I first looked at Lu’s inductive rhyme patterns in terms of the standard scheme of possible metric-foot patterns. Next, I compared Lu’s poems with Taiwanese folklore literature in terms of “loose” and “strict” rhyming, changing rhyme frequency, and categories of metric-foot patterns. Then I compared the standard metric foot pattern with Lu’s special type of alternating rhymes. As for character use, I focused on different pronunciations of the same concept or similar concept to understand Lu’s opinion of Chinese characters. I then collected the Taiwanese characters used in Lu’s poems and analyzed his choices of Taiwanese character patterns. Finally, from the standpoint of the poet’s character-sound system, I elucidated his character system.

Keywords:rhyming, character use, character-sound system, Taiwanese poetry, Taiwanese characters

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APA FormatLin, H.-W. (2008). A Study of the rhyme and Chinese character use in Lu Han- Xiu’s Taiwanese poem chun1-thinn1-e5-hue1-lui2. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Humanities & Social Science, 53(1), 1-27.