Japanese Language & Literature; Oct2014, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p239-280, 42p
JAPANESE poetry, SENTIMENTALISM in literature, JAPANESE literature, MEIJI Period, Japan, 1868-1912, and JAPANESE literature -- History & criticism
The article offers poetry criticism of Japanese poems including "Winter Poem" by Takamura Kōtarō and "Hands of Sentiment" and "Howling at the Moon" by Hagiwara Sakutarō. It explores the use of sentimentalism in Japanese literature and arts. The author provides a critical interpretation of the poems and offers different meanings behind several elements, such as the emotion and sensitivity.
The article offers poetry criticism of the poem "Out In the Open" by Tomas Tranströmer. It offers a standard definition of sentimental poem, which is laden with an overabundance of inappropriate or contrived emotion. The author provides a critical interpretation of the poem's lines as well as regarded it as an unsentimental poem that thinks hard about a political situation.