Through Jingkang Crisis, the Southern Song Dynasty isn’t awake after suffering an insult of having to surrender. When Xin Jiaxuan comes over and gives allegiance to the Southern Song Dynasty, he hopes to benefit the world and perk up. He has the spirit of joining worldly affairs with Confucious positive thougts, but the authorities are too weak to resist the enemy. Because powreful ministers spoil the country and the suspicious authorities don’t trust “Guizhengren”, Xin Jiaxuan pours out his feelings by writing. Under the totalitarian control, the poet conceals his emotions and ambition in his works, so the reader couldn’t understand the meaning of the works. Therefore, the meaning of the symbol of women and flowers will be shown by this thesis. The symbol is the way to express indirectly, and the image is ambiguous as the secret code. This research is based on text analysis, literature review and references.
In the beginning, to study how to catch the purpose of poems by views of the author, the text and the reader will enrich the implications of the works. There are many and various kinds of Xin Jiaxuan’s works. Women and flowers are chosen as the symbols to investigate, and this research utilizes classification and induction to analyze the implied meaning. The poet conveys his misfortune by women tragedy indirectly, and expresses his disobedience and integrity by the character of flowers. His political encounter makes him sad, but he is very patriotic, and his loyalty and anger are committed to writing. In addition, people are moved by objects, and poets describe their ambition by objects. However, the spitit of the objects is emphasized, and poets couldn’t be limited by the appearance of the objects. This ambiguous way of writing promotes the communication of purposes. Xin Jiaxuan is very concerned about the prosperity of country during his political career or retirement from public life, but he is disappointed after long reclusive life.
This research suggests some findings. First, the inspiration comes from the conflict between his ideal and cruel reality. Secondly, kinds of symbols express Xin Jiaxuan’s veiled feelings. Thirdly, this technique in writing strengthens what Xin wants to express. Fourthly, male poets describe their adversity through women’s emotion. Fifthly, more explanations are exposed by the three ways of searching for the inner meaning. Lastly, the contradiction between the poet’s official career and reclusive life.
By analyzing a research on kinds of women and flowers as the symbol in iambic verse from Xin Jiaxuan, it’s difficult to fulfill the ambitions of Xin Jiaxuan. Though he is upset, he still cares about the Southern Song Dynasty. The symbol in the poem is an indirect way to write, and we could find the characteristics of Xin Jiaxuan’s poems are not only bold but graceful.