Definition of renga in English:

renga

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛŋgə
 
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noun (plural same or rengas)

  • A Japanese poem in the form of a tanka (or series of tanka), with the first three lines composed by one person and the second two by another.
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    • On Thursday, National Poetry Day, he is to be presented with a renga - a serial poem - composed by children and poets en route from Edinburgh to Glasgow.
    • Rewriting of canonical pieces, the development of sequences and rengas, a short verse play collaboration, as well as the workshopping of individual poems, will be the main elements of the course.
    • At the age of thirteen, Zeami first met Nijo Yoshimoto, once regent of the Northern Court and leader of the Nijo school of court poetry as well as a practitioner of renga (linked verse, then coming into wide popularity).

Origin

Japanese, from ren 'linking' + ga (from ka 'poetry').

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