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Traditional Chinese poems involve some complicated concepts, which can be written for a big book. In general, both sound of syllables and tones concern. But it could be very different from modern Mandarin, depending on the characters. In addition, both sound and tones could be different. Now here's the short (but far away from complete) story: ...


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http://www.3kid.net/ertong/tangshi-sanbaishou.htm has many for you to choose from; here are some examples: 咏鹅 -骆宾王 鹅,鹅,鹅, 曲项向天歌。 白毛浮绿水, 红掌拨清波。 春晓 -孟浩然 春眠不觉晓, 处处闻啼鸟。 夜来风雨声, 花落知多少。 登鹳雀楼 -王之涣 白日依山尽, 黄河入海流。 欲穷千里目, 更上一层楼。


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Only the sound matters. For example, the famous Tang dynasty poem 《清明》by 杜牧: 清明时节雨纷纷, 路上行人欲断魂 。 借问酒家何处有? 牧童遥指杏花村。 The second and fourth lines rhyme but have different tone (2 vs 1)



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