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Seven Pace Song By Ellie Braun. Seven Pace Song 煮豆燃豆萁 豆在釜中泣 本是同根生 相剪何太急.

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1 Seven Pace Song By Ellie Braun

2 Seven Pace Song 煮豆燃豆萁 豆在釜中泣 本是同根生 相剪何太急

3 Written by Cao Zhi

4 Cao Zhi Lived from Was a prince of the state of Cao Wei His poetry revered during the Jin Dynasty His poetry was known as the Jian’an style

5 Character Translation 著 -the 豆 -beans 燃 -burn 其 -its 在 -in at on 釜 -kettle 中 -china 泣 -weep 本 -this 是 -is 同 -with 跟 -root 生 -student 相 -phase 剪 -scissors 何 -what 太 -too 急 -urgent

6 History Setting of Poem Poem was popular during Jin Dynasty Brief period of unity of China during Jin Dynasty Jin later suffered from civil war- War of Eight Princes Capital and emperor captured

7 Background Story of Poem Cao Zhi was a prince who hated seeing his people fight each other in the civil war. To express his anger, he wrote this poem to let the people know that they all come from the same place. He wanted to tell them they shouldn’t be fighting and should find peace with each other.

8 English Translation Boil bean burn bean stalk Bean in pan in cry Actually from same root grow Mutual boil why so fast Boiling beans burns the beanstalk, Beans inside the pan cry: We're both grown from one root, Why so fast to boil each other?

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