A golden age of Literage and Drama
By: Raelynn Sanguinetti
Essential Question 2: What is unique about Japaese literature and Drama
Japanese Writing System
The Tale of genji
Japanese poems were typically written about sadness, rejected love, or the beauty of nature. One of the most popular forms of poetry invented by the Japanese is the Haiku. The haiku only has three lines in the whole poem: first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables, and the third line is five syllables. Haiku is still being written today. Another type of poetry written by the Japanese is called Tanka, which contains 31 syllables which is also known as the five-line, 5/7/5/7/7~ which is the order of the syllables count.
Terms and names
Kabuki~a form of Japanese drama usually preformed by men in heavy makeup and elaborate costumes.
Lady Murasaki Shikibu~a Japanese writer who created the first novel.
Haiku~a Japanese form of poetry that consists of three lines of 5,7,5.