“I hope through this essay to be able to see how both diviners and poets viewed the world, and how they attempted to bring it under control”
One of the many articles-essays-studies by Edward Shaughnessy, focusing the attention on shared language between Yi and Shi Jing, the Classic of Poetry.
‘divination lecture’ at Peabody Museum:
– presentation: http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/826
Complete essay in ‘Divination and Interpretation of signs in the ancient world”, [section I, p.61]: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Foi.uchicago.edu%2Fpdf%2Fois6.pdf&chrome=true
Iulian Schutskii too, dealt with the question in his work [translated in Researches on the I Ching, p.177-180: ].