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A review of Naebanggasa works of the Kim no-heon family of the Gwangsan Kim clan

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2023, (125), pp.83-106
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature
  • Received : September 29, 2023
  • Accepted : November 23, 2023
  • Published : November 30, 2023

Kim, Ki-young 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The fact that women in the Kim no-heon family have been creating Naebanggasa for generations is significant in that it led to the creation of modern Naebanggasa. Kim no-heon, whose pen name was Songseok, left behind a collection of works called 『Songseokyugo』. With his wife, Jeonju Yoo, he gave birth to four sons and two daughters. His wife, Jeonju Yoo, wrote Susimtan, his second daughter, Kim gi-rye, wrote Hoehongyeongchukga, and his granddaughter, Kim Seong-jong, wrote Susindonggyeongga. Susimtan is a work with a total of 114 lines and 231 phrases written by Jeonju Yoo in late spring of 1921 when she was 70 years old, lamenting the worries that settled in her heart. The root of her anxiety was, among other things, due to the fact that she had suffered from a disease in one of her legs, making my daily life become inconvenient. The work consists of 7 paragraphs. What is noteworthy in terms of the author's consciousness is that the location of her parents' house is conveyed from the perspective of aspect of geomantic theory of feng shui theory, and conveyed that his parents' family members are leading a comfortable life in a famous place. In terms of expression, it can be seen that various rhetorical techniques are used, including exclamatory endings. Hoehongyeongchukga is a song with a total of 106 lines and 201 phrases containing the contents of congratulating the party, when Kim no-heon and his wife held the wedding feast on March 17, 1927, their 60th wedding anniversary. The work consists of five paragraphs. Looking through her works, the author is identified as a woman with very high self-esteem, bright and energetic, and with a sense of honoring her family. In terms of her expression, she uses various rhetorical techniques alone or in combination to enhance her literary beauty. In addition, looking at the narrative of her work, it can be seen that she was influenced by Susimtan in the way she developed the poetic sentiment. Susindonggyeongga is a work of 98 lines and 191 phrases written by the author in 1912 celebrating the birthday party of her grandparents who celebrated their 60th birthday at the same age. The entire work consists of eight paragraphs. The author has a good sense of humor, and is a woman having a sense of honoring her family. In particular, through her works, the author's taoist consciousness is brought into focus. In terms of expression, it can be seen that she is enhancing her literary beauty through the use of various rhetorical techniques and word play. In addition, it is noticeable that she appropriately uses various poetic words cheering the atmosphere up throughout her work to convey the excitement of the party.

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