(Done Paper)Comparative Literature 31: Buddhis m and Daois m in Classical, Modern and Diasporic Chinese Literature Reading Guide to Zhou Mengdie and Xiong Hong Zhou Mengdie

//(Done Paper)Comparative Literature 31: Buddhis m and Daois m in Classical, Modern and Diasporic Chinese Literature Reading Guide to Zhou Mengdie and Xiong Hong Zhou Mengdie

(Done Paper)Comparative Literature 31: Buddhis m and Daois m in Classical, Modern and Diasporic Chinese Literature Reading Guide to Zhou Mengdie and Xiong Hong Zhou Mengdie

Comparative Literature 31: Buddhis m and Daois m in Classical, Modern and Diasporic
Chinese Literature
Reading Guide to Zhou Mengdie and Xiong Hong
Zhou Mengdie
1. “Prisone r”
2. “On the Ferry”
4. “Impressions at the Vulture Peak”
Instructor: K uan-yen Liu
1
What does “prisoner” mean in the whole context of the poem?
Stanza I: What is the setting in the first stanza related to reincarnation?
Stanza II: What is the relation between the narrator and the addressee?
Stanza III: What does the narrator want to do with his infatuations?
Stanza IV: What does the narrator experience in his dream? Why does he want to “roam at ease,
like the biggest swans in the highest heaven”?
Stanza V: What do “the most impassable . . . escape from the sobbing scabbard” and “pleasure and
pain/ those kaleidoscopic eyes/ open a window for me”?
Stanza VI: Whom does the narrator expect to see?
What does “Ferry” mean?
Stanza I: What does the boat represent?
Stanza II: Why does “endlessness is upon my pleasures and pains” mean?
Stanza III: What is the relation of the man to the boat and water? What does this tell about life and
Karma?
Stanza IV: What is Einstein’s smile “a mystery, comfortless”?
3. “Sixth Month”
Stanza I: why does the narrator feel that his is in a dream? What does “a rain of blossoms in
profusion/ pounding till my shadow’s soaked” mean?
Stanza II: What is the dilemma between the radiant Buddha and the warm Six Month? What do
Buddha and the Six Month represent?
Stanza III: What does “snakes’ veins are ageless” mean? What does “tiding of fire” mean in this
context?
Stanza IV: What does the narrator feel about death?
What does the story of Buddha mean? Why is this Buddhist story related to the poem?
Stanza I: How does the narrator feel about the “snowflake, disappearing in a glimpse”? What is the
“connotation of the snowflake”?
Stanza II: What does the narrator feel about the silence after the thunder?
Stanza III: Why does the man smile casuall

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