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A study on Jeju April 3rd tragic incident in North Korean contemporery(1948-1950) poetry

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2016, (96), pp.179-216
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Published : March 31, 2016

Park Tae Il 1

1경남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Jeju April 3rd tragic incident that happened at Jeju Island in 1948 is a tragedy continued over 7 years. This writing aims to investigate the characteristics of 8 poems(including 2 different version) of Jeju April 3rd tragic inciden. First, Park Se Young’ 「Jeju Island」 and An Yong Man’s 「Camellia Postage stamps」 are the works published in 1948. They are characterized by realistic expression. From the early stage, Jeju April 3rd tragic incident was the peolple’s struggle against American imperialism, single handed election and single government Second, Park San Un’s 「A Song」 and Kim Dong Ik’s 「Jeju Island」 were published in 1949. They are formulaic in an aspect of the content. Park San Un’ work is standardized by temporal structure while Kim Dong Ik’s works is standardized by defining spatial meaning. Third, Cho Byuck Am’s 「Fighting Jeju Island」 and Baek Tae San’s 「 Struggling Islande」 are the works published in 1950. They are characterized by three part reiteration and foregrounding of abstract political declaration. The poems of 1948 show the effort for formalization, while poems of 1949 show abstract formalization. Political ideology is represented in the works of 1950. They have multiple subject and three part reiteration structure. As a conclusion, Jeju April 3rd tragic incident is rooted in Kim Il Seung’s anti-Japan struggle and the core of it is political realization as a catalyst for armed struggle on South Korea. Studies including other genre of literature and argument of fact such as a newspaper article should be conducted. Compare and contrast on Jeju April 3rd tragic incident arguments based on such researches are also required.

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