Revised 14 November 2022
Accepted 15 March 2023
Available Online 24 March 2023
Senryu, a form of poetry circulated among Japanese people, is witty and humorous. Every year, Japan holds different types of senryu competitions. Among them, the Salaryman Senryu Contest, run by Dai-ichi Life Insurance, has been held for 35 sessions so far. Senryu is closely related to the current political changes and people's lives. In December 2019, COVID-19 broke out, and the world began to enter the epidemic era. The main content and language characteristics of senryu also changed. This study takes the top-100 senryus from the 33rd (2019) to the 35th (2021) competition as an example to analyze the writing characteristics of the senryus written by the salarymen in the epidemic era, to feel the changes of their life patterns, and to explore how they express their hearts through the senryus.
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TY - CONF AU - Ying Zou PY - 2023 DA - 2023/03/24 TI - A Study on the Life and Emotional Changes of Japanese Workers Through the Senryu Topic and Language Features: Taking the 33rd-35th Salaryman Senryu Contest, Run by Dai-ichi Life Insurance, as Example BT - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-Cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2022) PB - Athena Publishing SP - 25 EP - 32 SN - 2949-8937 UR - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.230322.005 DO - https://doi.org/10.55060/s.atssh.230322.005 ID - Zou2023 ER -