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Metafore della luce nella poesia menglong

Daniele Beltrame    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD



Modern and contemporary Chinese poetry often shows predilection for images of light and its sources. In many cases these images are clear metaphors of the poet and his/her art. Drawing from the original texts of a number of menglong poets, some interpretative suggestions concerning the use of these images will be provided with the help of selected critical readings. The aim is to try to demonstrate how these images of light convey an ideal of poetry as pure and aloof from worldliness, and emphasise the poet’s commitment to his/her art and to mankind. The analysis of these metaphors will lead to a more general reflection on the guiding and redeeming role of poetry, and on the renewal of poetic diction in the period immediately following the Cultural Revolution.    

Keywords: Menglong. Light. Poetry.

Lingua: it

Presentato: 21 Novembre 2015   Accettato: 17 Marzo 2016   Pubblicato: 30 Giugno 2016  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-52-16-8

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