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Date 2021-03-12

Title

Han Liang Zhang’s New Criticism

Author

Chen, Chun-Jung

Professor, Department of Language & Creative Writing, National Taipei University of Education

Abstract

Han Liang Zhang, is well-known to Taiwan poetry critics, mainly made practical criticism to modern poetry from Anglo-American New Criticism in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His poetic critique of New Criticism was mostly found in two books, Modern Poetry Discourse (1981) and Introduction to Modern Poetry (Introduction article) (1979). This article is about to examine Zhang’s New Criticism poetics from two aspects of semantics and “tension of poetics”, the former closely scrutinizes his practices about imagery, metaphor, symbolism, irony, paradox and ambiguity, and the latter investigates his tension discourse from the perspectives of both opposition and integration . Basically, Zhang rarely engaged in external research into the poetry of the text, but mainly in the intrinsic analysis of the text in his early life.This article finally regards Han Liang Zhang as a “objective critic.”

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