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Poetry plays a vital role in the Heian period narrative prose, Izumi Shikibu Nikki, written by Izumi Shikibu. This is evident not only by the large number of poems written, but also through the context of the poems, which characterize and reveal the feelings and desires of the two main characters. The poems are very private exchanges between the Prince and the lady, who is believed to be Izumi Shikibu herself. Because they are so personal, readers may connect to the diary on a deeper level. Without poetry, this piece of literature would be incomplete and probably not nearly as valuable as it is considered to be today.
To sum up modernism is not an easy task because of all their various differences in the movement, but at the same time that is also why it is easy to explain. Modernism was the style that dealt with current social issues, allowed for new ideals to be implemented, styles from different countries to be used, and to move away from old exploi... ... middle of paper ... ...why he wrote in the manner that he did. The style Williams was trying to push forward was probably never taught in the schools Elliot attended so, that also may have been a contributing factor. Both of these men wanted to make poetry more important and they did accomplish that, just in different ways. Modernism was a style of writing that focused on many different things.
Keene, D. (1995). Anothology of Japanese Literature. New York: Grove Press, Inc.
Thus, based off of this, one can imagine better how life was like back in the 8th century from the hardships people faced to the joys of the time. Though the poems were from all levels of the hierarchy, it does not necessarily mean that the common people composed of the poems. Most of the common people were not literate and thus it seems hard to believe that they could have written down the poems. In the ancient days, Japan like many other countries in the world, probably passed down their poems in the form of songs or stories. Thus it is probably most likely to suspect that perhaps a court... ... middle of paper ... ... Print.