Some articles on generation poem, generation, poems, generations:
... The sequence of generation is typically prescribed and kept in record by a generation poem (banci lian 班次聯 or paizi ge 派字歌 in Chinese) specific to each lineage ... While it may have a mnemonic function, these poems can vary in length from around a dozen characters to hundreds of characters ... Each successive character becomes the generation name for successive generations ...
Famous quotes containing the words poem and/or generation:
“The poem goes from the poets gibberish to
The gibberish of the vulgate and back again.
Does it move to and fro or is it of both
At once? Is it a luminous flittering
Or the concentration of a cloudy day?”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“The next generation of women will enter a world in which they are perceived to have more opportunities for creating fulfilling lives than women have ever had before.”
—Elizabeth Debold (20th century)