Basho

(1644-1694) Japanese poet. He was a master of the haiku, a 17-syllable poetic form with lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, which he infused with subtle allusiveness. His Oku-no-hosomichi/The Narrow Road to...
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Basho

Basho (Matsuo Basho) (mät'sOOō bä'shō) , 1644–94, Japanese poet, critic, and essayist of the early Edo period. His literary name, Basho, is derived from the plantain trees [basho] near a hut built for him by a disciple. Basho played a central role in the developme...
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Basho

Japanese poet. He was a master of the haiku, a 17-syllable poetic form with lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, which he infused with subtle allusiveness. His Oku-no-hosomichi/The Narrow Road to the Deep North (1694), an account of a visit to northern and western Honshu, consists of haiku interspersed with prose passa...
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