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The Rhetorical Medium in Miam Yoo Hui-Choon's Poetry

  • The Studies in Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Abbr : Korean Poetry and Culture
  • 2013, (32), pp.97-128
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Poetry and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Park Myeong Hui 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aimed to understand the aspects of the rhetorical medium shown in Chinese poetry by Miam Yoo Hui-Choon and its meaning,Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the『Miamjib』hold a total of 282 poems and what is noteworthy is the medium. Yoo Hui-Choon sometimes used rhetorical expressions to configure poetry while he used straightforward expressions which are easy to understand. He used a different concept metaphorically to deliver original concepts. Also, he applied a number of ancient cases and historical facts. Therefore, this study analysed his poetry focusing on the medium he used to speculate on what he finally achieved through its use. Yoo Hui-Choon usually applied metaphor, symbolism, and allusions to configure his poetry. He used a variety of metaphorical methods: First, when an original concept is definitely connected with a secondary concept; Second, when a situation is not clearly understood as the secondary concept is not clear; Third, when the original concept has to be inferred as there are a few secondary concepts in a poem; Fourth, when the original concept has to be inferred as there are a few secondary concepts with similar meaning in a poem; Fifth, after a secondary concept is presented in the beginning of the poem, it is used to develop the poem to the end as a metaphorical technique. Also he intended to show something in a symbolic way through the titles of his poetry. As it is symbolic, it has double meaning. Finally, he exerted his outstanding intellectual ability in writing poetry. Such ability is discovered through his application of ancient events and cases. He showed his thoughts in his poetry, which were discovered in a number of his poems. Therefore, this study concluded that he intentionally used the rhetoric medium for his poetry as a scholar and literary person. So his poetry which uses a rhetorical medium has a proud literary beauty.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.