Please note: This article is about the poetry term for a “cutting” element. For other uses of the term, please see Kiru (disambiguation).

Kiru was the Rokugani term for a “cutting” element, a particular convention in poetry. The kiru presented two images or ideas that seemingly contradict one another, which were contrasted or sometimes ironically linked by the author. [1]


  1. Book of Fire, p. 119

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