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Green Rice--Poems.



Green Rice--Poems

Lam Thi My Da

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Vietnamese poetry has less "connective connective - An operator used in logic to combine two logical formulas. See first order logic.  tissue than English"; like most Vietnamese poetry, Lam Thi's "tends to be end-stopped and imagistically contained." This gives many of her lines and sometimes complete poems of hers something of a haiku-like character. Yet many of her poems are also to some degree lyrical in tone and development. Both traditional Asian and familiar Western elements are contained in Lam Thi's poems showing how the ordinary is inflected--but not mutated, obscured, or erased--by events, no matter how tragic or repressive. The ordinary, not only ordinary acts, but also ordinary yearnings, shine out of this poetry on the Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. , the secondary status of women in the society, and other historical and cultural subjects and themes of her country.
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