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    In Tang dynasty, because of the development of economy, Zhejiang literature became more active. Poems and legendaries had been prevailing in the period.
    As for poem, Luo Binwang (a Jinhua native), one of the "Four Great Poets of Early Tang Dynasty", wrote Luo Linhai Collectionamong which some were energetic and some sad. He was good at writing poems with both seven and five characters to a line. He made the first try of the so-called Frontier Fortress poems in Tang dynasty in his works Come Out to Border Area in Early Autumn and Sun Sets In Borderline City. In peak period of Tang Dynasty, the Xiaoshan native He Zhizhang wrote a lot of poems among which Return Home When Old was the most well known. In mid Tang Dynasty, Qian Qi, one of the "ten talents" of the time, was famous for his Qian Kaogong Collection. He always put his feelings naturally into the poems that depicted landscapes. Besides, the Deqing native Meng Jiao was famous for the poem Traveling Son's Song. Sentence like "Little and weak as the grass leaf, can he pay back the benevolent sunshine of the spring" was known to every household. He enjoyed equal fame with poet Jia Dao. They were both ascetic poets hence the nick name of the duo "Cold Jiao Thin Dao". In late Tang dynasty, the Fuyang native Luo Yin wrote the Jia Yi Collection among which the poems like Bee, Willow and Money Flower criticized the society and paid sympathy to the common peoples. In addition, monks like Hanshanzi, Guan Xiu and Jiao Ran publicized their collections and works too.
    Besides, the Wuzhou native Zhang Zhi's five-poem set Fisher announced the beginning of the Zhejiang Ci poem. Soon later, the Chun'an native Huanpu Song's Ci poems were collected into the earliest Ci collection Among The Flowers.
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