Nuljae Park Sang was known as the man of justice and principle, as well as a man of stern integrity. But he was one of the most prominent writers and poets during the reigns of King Yongsan and King Jeongjo at the time of the Chosun Dynasty. He was highly praised by King Jeongjo, the most academic king in our Korean history along with King Sejong, regarding the poems. He said, "There are only two poets' poems, that is, Park Sang and Park Eun. I think we must consider their poems the most representative poem's model." Furthermore, he was honored as a master of poets in Honam poetic circles.
The Nuljaejip, named after his pen name, the collection of his works, contains 1160 pieces of poetry and 12 prose poems including a variety of literary styles, exposing the world to his unique talents. But in spite of his great literary relics, the study of the academic world regarding his works was very poor. Among his many works, I had a special interest in his unique 12 pieces of prose poems. First of all, they have large quantities, just like full-length stories. They are rich in contents, such as the Confucian point of worldly View and historic consciousness, and righteous sense of Mencius.
In this thesis, I tried to find out the general characteristics revealed through his 12 prose poems. Therefore, I analyzed the respective prose poem thoroughly, and believed his thoughtful tendency to be typical of a follower of Confucianism. In conclusion, the contents of them summarized into the following five points; praising of the rule of right and yearning of the ideal politics, happiness of the private citizen living in the forests, satire of the current events, patriotism and loyalty to his sovereign, and aesthetics of lyricism.