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Language consciousness and poetic reconstruction: A re-examination of goddess as a modern Chinese poetry anthology

Jiantao Li, Wenhao Hong, Ying Hu

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Vol 5, Issue 3, 2023, Article identifier:2060

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Goddess, as the inchoation of Chinese New Poetry, has significant meaning and always attracts the attention of researchers. However, there is a lack of a practical understanding of the ontological characteristics of the goddess in modern Chinese poetry (MCP). Guo Moruo consciously uses the rich grammatical functions and means of modern Chinese to construct the textual space of poetry. The subjective, dramatic, and rich modality system of modern Chinese has created the intense lyricism and dramatic, poetic aesthetic style of goddess, which makes goddess the anthology that genuinely practices the writing of MCP. Re-examining the goddess from the perspectives of language consciousness and poetic reconstruction is of excellent enlightenment significance for understanding the linguistic properties of early new poetry.


goddess; modern Chinese poetry; language consciousness; modality system; dramatization

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