CLEP Humanities : Answering Other Questions About Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

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Example Question #1 : Answering Other Questions About Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Poetry

The Japanese writer Bashō is most famous for working in what form?

Possible Answers:

Epic Poetry

Haiku Poetry

No Drama

Kabuki Drama

Bunraku Drama

Correct answer:

Haiku Poetry


Bashō is widely considered the master of the haiku form, a Japanese style of poetry that limits poems to just seventeen syllables. Bashō's work is especially famous for his use of the twist that is standard in the middle of a haiku. Bashō is considered to have set the standard for haiku with his work in the seventeenth century.

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