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The reality and the meaning of 'Rain' shown in Classical Shiga - Focusing on Shijo

  • The Research of the Korean Classic
  • 2010, (21), pp.117-143
  • Publisher : The Research Of The Korean Classic
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature > Korean Literature > Korean classic prose

Yunkyung Shin 1

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ABSTRACT

Rain comes fairly from past to present, from east to west, so effect from it and our cognition and feelings are not much different with west's. But east and west's symbolizing literary and a basis for recognition will be different. Investigating about rain's reality and the meaning of connotation in Korean Classical poetry can helps separating rain's traits of each reason. Investigation of some themes in literature is the basic of understanding about literary words and literary symbols. In this article, basis with these debate and will separate the meaning of rain in the original meaning and reflection of people's mind and will analyze its reality and understand the meaning of it. First, rain is work for the theory of nature(climate urea, index of season, and catalyst for extinction and purification) and second, it works for symbolizing personal lyricism(metaphor of tears, surrogate of impressions, hardship․ trial and obstacle, and support material of elegance and interest). If literary figuration of rain and its ability can be available to today's popular songs and can found similarity and difference between classic literary then experience of theme can be very important in side of the communication of literary, and for this access of theme should be the basis of experience.

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