Wo Han was a poet and politician who lived in the late Tang Dynasty. This study will focus mainly on the poems that Wo Han composed after he was banished and sent into exile. Here we will study in some depth how Wo Han's changing attitudes influenced his poems composition in various periods. As well as what features his poems revealed in those different periods.
This study contains two parts: firstly a general overview of Wo Han's whole life and the various compositions of his poems under various moods thought changing periods. The first part briefly introduced some important events that Wo Han's had experienced in his life. His early political life shaped him to be a faithful minister of the Tang government and his loyalty didn't minify until his death. In the second part we divided Wo Han's poetry composition and life after he was banished into four periods. His poems composed in the different periods revealed that Wo Han understood himself more and more deeply as the political situation changed. His mind experienced sadness, anger, anxiety and finally peace. However, Wo Han never abandoned his loyalty to the king as his loyalty never changed throughout those periods. Loyalty revealed from his poems that Wo Han wrote in his later life influenced a great number of poets and scholars and to a certain extent influenced the next generation of poetry and it’s composition.