Temple Bells Die Out Summary
Matsuo Bashō

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Temple Bells Die Out Summary

"Temple Bells Die Out" is a haiku that was written by the Japanese poet Basho¯, who is credited with developing the haiku form from a light humorous verse based on word play into an evocative, philosophical statement. Basho¯ used descriptions of common scenes from nature to make allegories about life. "Temple Bells Die Out" was written between 1686-1691, a period in which Basho¯ wrote his most renowned haiku. Written in a...

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