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In composing Shichigon-zekku, the character of the phrases (zekku) is important. The rules are as follows:
- First phrase kiku (起句 "bringing into being"?): Depiction of the scene
- Second phrase shoku (承句 "understanding"?): Add further illustration and detail to the kiku
- Third phrase tenku (転句 "changing"?): By changing the scene of action, reveal the true essence of the poem
- Fourth phrase kekku (結句 "drawing together"?): In assimilating the tenku draw together and complete the poem
- Example of qiyan jueju:
Spring of the South
Thousands miles of birds' singing, light green along the Yangtze river;
Author: Du Mu (杜牧), (803～852).
- Example of shichigon-zekku:
This great peak above the clouds, where hermit-wizards came for sport
Author: Ishikawa Jozan (石川丈山), (1583～1672).
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