Themes Of Li Po's Poetry

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Li Po can be described in many ways. Some of which are good and in other ways, not so much. For example, Li Po was exiled from China, which was his where his heritage has been. Also, he was a drunk, who seemed to have caused many problems with his then in-laws. At the same time was married four different times to four different women. His life was during the time of the Tang Dynasty, living from 701-762, which made his sixty-one years of age when he passed. Although all of these flaws seemed to disappear when scholars and professors teach his poetry. His influence on poetry is beyond great and will be remembered for many generations to come. Li Po is known for, ironically enough, his beauty of nature, love and romance. Even while writings…show more content…
For example, “Amongst the flowers”, “Then I dance” “I too must be happy”, “I hope that one day we three will meet again” (Li Hunter). A strong case can easily be made that these other themes could in fact be the main one throughout this particular poem. Main point being though, is that it is possible to have more than one theme in poetry, particularly in Li Po’s poetry and could be interpreted in many other ways than one. It is imperative to keep an open mind while reading poetry and criticizing any opinions the reader may have about the poem. Autumn River Song, is a beautiful, yet very short poem. It being only four stanzas long but captures what poetry is all about. Though it may be short the poem is very affective to how the reader may interpret it. “The moon simmers in green water. White herons fly through the moonlight. The young man hears a girl gathering water-chestnuts: into the night, singing, they paddle home together” (Li Po). Now, after not knowing too much about the white herons, research was crucial to help me as a scholar to interpret this…show more content…
Here are some of the research founded on what many have said about Li Po, “This is what makes Li Po one of the celebrated poets of Chinese history” (GK Fralin). Another example may be, “the God dismissed from the heaven” (He Zhizhang). As one can see, this proves that despite his excessive drinking, or bad relations with some people of his time, from a pure song writer and poet, it seems magical to many while reading and interpreting his work. Which finalizes his enthusiasm and beautiful nature while writing this poetry before he passed and

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