Six Records of a Floating Life Setting & Symbolism

Shen Fu
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Rice Porridge

Yun hid rice porridge in her room to give to Shen Fu on the evening of his first visit to her house after their engagement was arranged. Her family teased her about it until they were married, bringing an element of bashfulness to their engagement.

Wine

An element in much of their leisure, wine was frequently accompanied by drinking games based on literature, poetry or hand-games.

Yun's Journal

Yun kept a journal of poems and private emotions that Shen Fu renamed "The Embroidered Bag of Beautiful Verses." He alludes to her deeply feeling the events in life being her downfall when he writes that he couldn't have known when he first saw the book that the seeds of her demise already lay inside it.

Jasmine and Lime

Yun describes lime as the gentleman of perfumes, able to stand on its own strength, and subtle enough not...

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