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The Aspects of Old Poetic Speakers’ Voices and Their Implication on Classical Poetry in The Daehan Maeil Sinbo

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2019, (75), pp.39-76
  • DOI : 10.31310/HUM.075.02
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : September 30, 2019
  • Accepted : November 1, 2019
  • Published : November 30, 2019

JEONG, INSOOK 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine the aspects of old poetic speakers’ voices and their implication on classical poetry in The Daehan Maeil Sinbo (The Korea Daily News). The results of the study are as follows. The first aspect of the old poetic speakers’ voices is the voice of lamentation and self-confession. This voice actively reflects the gaze with which they criticize the old customs during the modern enlightenment period. The second aspect is the voice of despair and plea. This voice reflects a serious situation driven by the problems of survival, and the tears of old poetic speakers who are not properly treated as seniors and who are unjustly robbed of their property. The third aspect is the voice of lamenting the situation of getting older and worrying about the future of the country. This voice reflects the feelings of sadness toward the nation in crisis. The fourth aspect is the powerful voice of aspirations for saving the nation from the crisis. This voice reflects their conditions of being hale and strong and their loyalty. Here, the willpower of the old men is emphasized as being no less strong than that of the young men in the nation. According to The Daehan Maeil Sinbo, the old men had largely been defined as an old-fashioned model in contrast to the young generation, but there were also the cases that they, being flexible, could make fair criticisms and accept the views of other people and were also recognized as the members of the nation who could open a new era in close cooperation with the youth. This paper has examined that the third and the fourth aspects could have been promoted as a phenomenon of diverse variations of the old poetic speakers’ voices after the introduction of a new section ‘Sajo’ and the subsequent releases of ‘sijo (three-verse poem)’ in newspapers.

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