The “homemade song” means the new tonal patterns and rhyme schemes of Ci poetry that created by
the poet who acquainted with temperament. It’s not only a symbol of vitality of Ci poetry, but also
represents the ultimate expression of Ci poet’s originality. During the two Song Dynasties, many Ci poets such as Liu Yong, Zhou Bang-yan, Jiang Kui and Wu wen-ying wrote down their own home made songs. The ‘Hsi-tzu-chuang-man” and the following eight Ci tonal patterns included in the “Mengchuang Ci Chia Kao” edited by Mao Jin in Ming Dynasty were identified as Wu wen-ying’s homemade song. Wanshu had said, “Although the soundology was lost, but the Ci patterns is still there.” This is why this article
will focus on these nine Wu wen-ying’s homemade songs, to analyze their tonal patterns and rhyme
schemes such as the position of rhyme, the skill of using rhyme, the diversification between rules and
exceptions. Finally, I want to sum up the conclusion of the rhythm features of Mengchuang Ci’s homemade songs, to revel the characteristic of his literary innovation.