IMAGES OF NATURE AND ITS SYMBOLISM IN SHU TING’S POETRY AS A RENDERING OF HER MIND AND HEART
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Shu Ting is one of the best-known female poets in contemporary China, a member of the group of poets whose work is known as Misty Poetry. This article is concerned with the feeling for nature in Shu Ting’s works; in analysing some of Shu Ting’s poems author finds the way of using words connected with nature, such as trees, animals, the sea, etc., and their poetic meaning in her artistic language. It is focused on the purpose of using attributes of nature in her poetry, whether they are used in a metaphoric sense or as symbols. Landscape and nature, although it is not her core theme, has its certain place in Shu Ting’s poetry. In describing nature she express her feelings, she often uses personification and allusions to compare the human beings to the trees and animals. At the beginning she found the way to say something in describing nature, what she could not say directly, which has turned to using metaphors connected to nature as an inseparable part of her poetic language. Sometimes the traces of traditional Chinese poetry on nature, which has a long tradition in China, not only in poetry, but also in painting, which in the ancient Chinese cultural world is often merged with poetry, can be found also in her works. In mentioning traditional Chinese landscape poetry, we can see in the poetry of Shu Ting that she has some common features with traditional Chinese poetry, whose seem to be more unconscious.
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