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A Study on the Rhyme-Borrowing Poems of Yakcheon (藥泉) Nam Gu-man (南九萬)

  • Journal of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • 2019, 76(4), pp.165-204
  • DOI : 10.17326/jhsnu.76.4.201911.165
  • Publisher : Institute of Humanities, Seoul National University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : October 10, 2019
  • Accepted : November 7, 2019
  • Published : November 30, 2019

Kim, hyojoung 1

1단국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This paper aims to examine the targets of rhyme borrowing and imagery patterns by considering the rhyme-borrowing poems of Yakcheon (藥泉) Nam Gu-man (南九萬, 1629-1711). Among the 281 poems included in Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of Yakcheonjip (藥泉集), a collection of Nam Gu-man’s works, 62 tenses and 82 verses that occupy nearly 30% of them refer to the rhyme-borrowing poems. It is worthy of notice that about 30% of the poems in existence have rhyme-borrowing features. 58 rhyme-borrowing poems of Nam Gu-man where rhymes that were borrowed while he associated with his acquaintances of the times, including relatives, friends and colleagues; 16 of them were borrowed from the rhymes of the poems of the ancients; and 7 of them repeated the rhymes of his own poems. Nam Gu-man communicated with his acquaintances of the times and enhanced fellowship and intimacy through the rhyme-borrowing poems. Nam Gu-man’s rhyme-borrowing poems have three imagery patterns, as follow. First, he enhanced a bond of sympathy and intimacy by sharing private memories of the past that he made with the original rhymers. Second, he calmly described what happened to him and the targets of rhyme borrowing or what he wanted to say and directly expressed his emotions by adopting direct description methods, such as prose poems. Third, he helped readers understand the poems and made them remember him long by revealing the details of the rhyme-borrowing situations or reasons for creation and the targets of rhyme borrowing in the titles of the poems or prefaces.

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