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A Comparative Essay on Lyric Poetry of Eun kyo Kang and Shu-Ting

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2008, (15), pp.349-374
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2008..15.018
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : February 28, 2008

Do im Bae 1

1한국외국어대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Both Eun kyo Kang(姜恩喬) and Shu-Ting(舒婷) are representative poetesses in Korea and China, respectively. Eun kyo Kang is referred as ‘nihilist’ while Shu-Ting is noted ‘visionary’. Ms.Kang developed her poetical imagination from ecology-oriented and ontological futility, planting her deep meditation for the value of darkness and freedom in the public. Using comprehensively the shamanic rhythms combined with traditional epic and symbolized words, she embodied her unique style and that is the sensation and momentum of her pieces. Undoubtedly, Shu-Ting is the only model among the visionary poets. However, the words of Shu-Ting’s poetry are not dim at all yet clear and there is nobody who would think that it is hard to understand the messages her poems imply. The end of Cultural Revolution allowed her to speculate on the period anew offering the hope for bright future and a sense of duty as well. For certain, it is not easy to find a deep thought of recognition to history, society, and the time in her works, but nonetheless, they have experiences that others may not perceive, special tenderness, and the sympathy she gained from community as well as nature. There are allegory and metaphor in both of their poetry. They have built their own periodic cord in their works. Though ‘Feminine’ description can be found in their works at times, it is also another expression of the era. Thus, this paper analyzes the backgrounds of both poetesses, narration of ‘age’ and ‘woman’, and finally the meaning of ‘nihilism’ and ‘visionary’ created and settled by their versification.

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