A STUDY OF TANG POETRY’S INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN POETRY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE OF “EIGHT BEAUTIES”

Zhu Lihong, Wang Feng

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Tang poetry, the greatest treasure of classical Chinese poetry, has greatly influenced the American new poetry movement, which has been discussed and explained by scholars and experts in the academic world, but their researches are relatively macroscopic. Based on the micro-level "Eight Beauties" (beauty of form, musicality, image, emotion, diction, structure, allusion and gestalt) of “Harmony-Guided Three-Level Poetry Translation Criteria” proposed by Dr. Wang Feng in 2015, this paper aims to analyze how the eight beauties of Tang poetry were represented in American poems and exerted great influence on American poetry.

 

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Tang poetry; American poetry; eight beauties; influence

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