Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Kim Van Kieu
Kim Vân Kiều (金雲翹 in Chữ Nôm) or Truyện Kiều or Đoạn Trường Tân Thanh is an epic poem in Vietnamese written by the 18th century writer Nguyễn Du. Many Vietnamese have memorized verses of Kim Van Kieu.
Đoạn Trường Tân Thanh, otherwise known as Kim Vân Kiều, is a 3,254 line poem, written in 6/8 meter. It recounts the life, trials and tribulations of Thúy Kiều, a beautiful and talented girl, who had to sacrifice herself to save her family. She sold herself as a prostitute to save her father and younger brother from jail.
The poem is commonly referred to in English as: "The Story of Kieu".
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details