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Title: How Individual States and Traits Predict Aesthetic Appreciation of Haiku Poetry
Authors: Hitsuwari, Jimpei
Nomura, Michio
Author's alias: 櫃割, 仁平
野村, 理朗
Keywords: aesthetic appreciation
haiku poetry
mental imagery
Issue Date: Jan-2022
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal title: Empirical Studies of the Arts
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Start page: 81
End page: 99
Abstract: The factors influencing poetry’s aesthetic appreciation are largely unknown. Some studies have reported features that affect the aesthetic appreciation of poetry. This study sought to determine which states and traits predict the aesthetic appeal of haiku poetry. We recruited 277 participants to rate 36 haiku on five characteristics: imagery vividness, stimulus valence, arousal, valence of felt emotion, and aesthetic appeal of haiku. Then, participants completed questionnaires that assessed their own traits. We found both valence of felt emotion and imagery vividness generally predicted haiku’s aesthetic appeal; additionally, the influence of imagery vividness on aesthetic appeal was partially mediated by valence of felt emotion. As mental imagery fosters emotional evocation, vivid imagery increases positive felt emotions associated with aesthetic appeal. Furthermore, the traits of visual imagery ability, awe-proneness, and nostalgia-proneness predicted haiku’s aesthetic appeal. This study advances our knowledge of how individual states and traits determine the aesthetic appeal of haiku.
Rights: This is the accepted manuscript of the following article: Jimpei Hitsuwari, Michio Nomura. How Individual States and Traits Predict Aesthetic Appreciation of Haiku Poetry. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 40(1) pp. 81-99. Copyright © 2022 (SAGE Publications). DOI: 10.1177/0276237420986420.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1177/0276237420986420
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