This study examines how often Chinese classical poetry verses are used in modern Chinese language life, and also extracts a list of frequently used poetry and analyzes its characteristics. And this paper examined which poems Chinese learners should learn first.
The corpus linguistic method was used to find out how often the classical poetry verses are used. The BCC corpus was searched for 373 verses of five-character verses contained in Chinese elementary language textbooks, and the top 100 were extracted and compared with frequently used idioms. As a result of comparison, it was found that the frequency was less than that of the idioms and common sayings, but higher than that of the wisecracks.
77 high-frequency verses with 51 or more corpus appearances came from 42 poems, and 42 poem were divided into five groups according to the proportion of high-frequency verses. Groups 1~3 have a short length of poem and high proportion of high-frequency verses, so it is recommended to study and memorize the whole poems, but groups 4~5 are encouraged to study only partially.