What were Yamato Takeru's strengths or influences as a poet and warrior?

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Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince, was known for his bravery and his ingenuity when it came to defeating his enemies. The prince was banished by his father, the emperor, after Yamato Takeru killed his own brother. The emperor was afraid that Yamato Takeru's brutality would continue, so he sent his...

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Yamato Takeru, a legendary prince, was known for his bravery and his ingenuity when it came to defeating his enemies. The prince was banished by his father, the emperor, after Yamato Takeru killed his own brother. The emperor was afraid that Yamato Takeru's brutality would continue, so he sent his son away to fight outlaws and brigands (where the emperor hoped Yamato Takeru would meet his end). However, Yamato Takeru proved to be a very competent warrior—both in terms of strength and smarts. For example, in one instance, Yamato Takeru disguised himself as a serving woman to gain entry to enemy warriors' tents. When his enemies were drunk, he killed them, earning his name Yamato Takeru, which meant "The Bravest of Yamato."

Yamato Takeru often used his quick-thinking to outsmart his enemies. In another story, Takeru tricks an enemy into going swimming and replaces his enemy's sword with a wooden one:

When Takeru came out of the water, the Prince challenged him to a duel to prove who was the better swordsman of the two, and while Takeru fumbled and struggled with his fake wooden sword, Prince Yamato Takeru killed the outlaw.

Yamato Takeru was also known for his strength. In one legend, he killed a serpent monster with his bare hands.  

Finally, he was known for composing a type of poem called a renga poem.  

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