Su Shi(蘇軾) liked to use allusion when writing poetry and prose. He accepted the philosophy of Zhuangzi (莊子) and quoted a lot of words from it, because he liked the book a lot and usually enjoyed reading it.
So I assumed that several studies had already been done on quotations from Zhuangzi (莊子) in Su Shi(蘇軾)’s poetry. However, contrary to my expectations, there were few related prior studies.
So I studied at how Su Shi(蘇軾) accepted and used the philosophy and the words of Zhuangzi (莊子) when writing poetry. And through the analysis of Su Shi(蘇軾)’s poetry, I also studied specifically at how it worked on the aesthetic effects of his poetry.
As a result of this study, I found the following facts. Firstly, Su Shi (蘇軾) actively accepted the philosophy of Zhuangzi (莊子) and he reflected this in his poetry, and it had the aesthetic effect of giving broad-minded style to his poetry. Secondly, Su Shi(蘇軾) not only enhanced the implication of his poetry by using the words of Zhuangzi (莊子), but also gained the aesthetic effect of adding humorous tastes to his poetry by simply borrowing the words of Zhuangzi (莊子).