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Question about the English class in the 1993 film "Three of Hearts"? (5)


1 Name: Couch Potato : 2007-05-04 00:47 ID:oF8VfJw/

in this film there was a scene set in a writing class with Joe (William Baldwin) and Ellen (Sherilyn Fenn) where he reads a love poem by a Japanese poetess to impress the object of his affection - he tries to pass it off as his own work but the teacher exposes his blatant plagiarism.
What is the poetess name and the poem title?

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2 Name: Couch Potato : 2007-05-04 22:55 ID:Heaven

I did some poking around, but not much luck. Without a transcript or even a single line of the poem, I don't see much hope for illumination.
It's likely the poem was just made up for the film (Did he speak Japanese? Translating haiku or senryu into English would destroy the structure). I have not seen this movie, though.

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3 Name: Couch Potato : 2007-05-04 23:17 ID:oF8VfJw/

thanks for the insight, they mention in the movie that is the oldest written piece konw in japanese

4 Name: Couch Potato : 2007-05-05 16:12 ID:Heaven

> The oldest written work in Japanese literature is Kojiki in the 8th century, in which Ō no Yasumaro (太安万侶) recorded Japanese mythology and history as recited by Hieda no Are (稗田阿礼), to whom it was handed down by his ancestors.
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5 Name: Couch Potato : 2007-05-06 19:20 ID:bQA0MSRP

sorry was arguible the first novel in japanese or any other language... murasaki: the tale of genji
thanks for your help