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A Study on Elegant Appearance of Sumjin River Reflected in Chinese Poetry

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2009, (23), pp.357-383
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

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ABSTRACT

This study examines refined appearance of Sumjin River reflected in Chinese poetry. It is to speculate Sumjin River and understand refined appearance through Chinese poetry. First, it is found that traces of sad life are reflected in Chinese poetry. It has true aesthetical meaning through which we can understand distinctive living styles at and historical facts around Sumjin River. Second, imaginative power based on mythological ideas was reflected in it. The river as a divine space originated unique aestheticism through literary imagination of poets, which was represented in mysterious romanticism. At that time, poets in Gurye intended to represent aspirations of the people in poetry. Third, deeply satisfying feelings of four seasons in the river as a place of elegance were reflected in the poetry. The Sumjin River which is famous for its clear and fresh water could encourage poets to have more abundant emotion and lyricism.

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