Spring-Watching Pavilion Discussion Questions

Hồ Xuân Hương
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Although Ho did not agree with many of the practices of organized Buddhism in her time, she did hold to its main precepts. Create a twocolumn chart comparing the main beliefs and practices of Buddhism with any other religion of your choice. Choose a famous Buddhist from any point in history and write a short biography about this person.

Find another poet, from any point in history, who is known for his or her use of double entendres in poetry. Read a representative poem from this person and compare the hidden meaning in it to "Spring-Watching Pavilion." Compare the cultural circumstances that encouraged each poet to place hidden meanings in their poetry.

Not many concrete details are known about Ho's life. Taking the few details that are known, create your own version of Ho's life story. Imagine that you are Ho in the eighteenth century and...

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