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At the beginning, I recommend you read the articles on Wikipedia to get some background info, because my English level limits me to elaborate on these info. 诗 Shi; 词 Ci; 曲 Qu (here it refers to 歌 in the question); 赋 Fu; I am quite not familiar with the poetry in English or some other languages. Here I would only like to explain how I think ...


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It should be read in the original lau4 (陽平) tone, but not only because it's "classical", but primarily because the poem follows the tone pattern of a five-syllable regulated verse (五絕). Tones in Middle Chinese were classified into 平 (level), 上 (rising), 去 (departing), and 入 (entering), the latter three of which were classified as 仄 (oblique) for the ...


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Everything can be poetic, especially Chinese write all kinds of poems ... Part I - Nature/Astronomy Nature 自然 乘风 乘風 Ride the Wind 破浪 破浪 Break the Eave 拈花 拈花 Touching Flower 采花 採花 Picking Flower 扑蝶 撲蝶 Catching Butterfly 看海 看海 Watch | Look | Admire the Sea 听涛 聽濤 Listen to the Wave 落花 落花 Flower Dropping 流水 流水 Flowing Water 开花 開花 Blossom 结果 結果 Have Fruit ...


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It looks there are quite a bit of concepts in your question. Tang poetry. Typical Tang poetry style is 5x4 or 7x4, with a bit more variations. Layout of Chinese calligraphy. It's not necessarily 5x5. Don't be limited to that. Any size is okay. The typical layout is top to down, and right to left. For the layout of your mentioned Confucius, just write it as ...


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This question really surprises me. Since you mentioned 李白 and 杜甫, clearly you were talking about classical Chinese poetry. Classical Chinese poetry is so into rhymes and rhythms that it is almost unhealthy. There are volumes of books written on rhymes and rhythms of classical Chinese poetry. Asking 'Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?' is like asking ...


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平仄 can not be understood by a Chinese who only speaks Mandarin or some dialects, as I mentioned in my answer to the previous question "Different kinds of writing in Chinese". In mandarin, in many cases, 平 refers to the 1st and 2nd tone. The pattern of 对联 derives from the classic poems, a word-match is enough. Nowadays, we usually write a 对联 at a ...


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I am a Chinese who happens to know the basics of Cantonese and grew up listening to some Cantonese pop songs. Is there any famous traditional Chinese poet who lived in Guangdong and/or is known to or can be assumed to have written poetry for Cantonese? No I do not think there is any famous traditional Chinese poet who did that. There is an author 黄霑 ...


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Note: The previous answer was replaced with this one, see the edit summary for the full explanation of why. A great poet along with Li Bo (also known as Li Po or Li Bai), was 杜甫 (Dù Fǔ, also known as Tu⁴ Fu³ in Wade-Giles). You can find works written by him in this page, "Chinese-poems.com"(you can find more authors in this site). One is this one, for ...


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平仄 is not strictly required in modern 对联 but it is in poems some time in history such as Tang Dynasty. If possible, character to character match is preferred. In your example 很 is an adverb for 贵, but 便宜 in total is an adjective. So it's not a good match in characters.



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