From the Roses of Divine Comedy and the Orchids of Li Sao, Analyze the Exiles’ Poetic Return by Expressing Emotions through Flowers
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In the history of world literature, Dante and Qu Yuan are monuments of their respective cultures. Both of them were exiled in their political career, and both of them were full of deep feelings for nature, secular society and religion. They use their poet's natural disposition and intelligence to feel lives around them, even flowers and trees. In Divine Comedy, Dante often regards the roses as objects. While in Li Sao, Qu Yuan often relies on the orchids. By this way, they express inner feelings and return to spiritual homeland.
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