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A Study of vocabulary and nuances in the expression “Syu-katsu Sen-ryu”

Takao Ito 1

1홍익대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to highlight the nuances and imagery in each term by analyzing the vocabulary of the expression, “Syu-katsu Senryu,” one of Senryus’ the public model. First, in the survey of frequent vocabulary terms, we identified the following word as being frequently used: “syukatsu (end of life planning)”, and its related terms such as “will”, “portrait of the deceased person”, and “grave”, as well as vocabulary related to family, such as “wife”, “husband”, and “grandchild.” Next, as a result of observing the meaning in the expression focusing on the most common terms, various and multi-faceted imagery emerged. For example, “syukatsu” is typically interpreted as a “preparatory activity to face the last chapter of one’s life.” However, some people describe “syukatsu” as being a “search for oneself”, while others describe it as a “Fighting Spirit Prize sent to oneself.” In addition, in the case of the “wife”, the unique characteristics of ‘syukatsu senryu’ were identified, such as providing different impressions from the imagery used in other public models of Senryu and the like. Through these results, it was possible to analyze rich and diverse imagery of each term which is difficult to identify through dictionary interpretation alone.

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