An Analysis of the Interchangeable Teacher/ Student Relationship of Matsuo Basho’s Edo Era Travel Diaries This literary study will analyze the interchangeable relationship between student and teacher was is fund within the travel dairies of Matsuo Basho. For Basho, the idea of a teacher and student was never strictly linear in its interchangeable qualities between his experiences as a teacher with student of poetry. In this manner, Basho was considered to be a master of poetry, yet he was able to submit himself as a student to his pupils in the teaching process. In essence, the interchangeable relationship between student and teacher in the traveling life of Basho will be analyzed in this study of his travel dairies from the Edo period of...The end:
.....nstantly transitory style of teaching across the countryside. In this manner, Basho was able to create a less dogmatic atmosphere in which there were no strict rules between teacher and student so often defined in the learning centers established in various communities. By learning to humble himself to the experiences of those that he taught, Basho was also able to act as a teacher to those that felt they could learn a great deal from his mastery over poetry. These are the crucial ways in which the student/student relationship was so interchangeable in the travel diaries brought forth by Basho in the Edo period of Japan. Works Cited Basho, Matsuo. Basho's Journey: The Literary Prose of Matsuo Basho. New York: SUNY Press, 2005.