Intertextuality of Jeong Ji-yong’s Poems

  • Wook-Dong Kim


This chapter explores how Jeong Ji-yong, who has been considered one of the remarkable modern poets in Korea, was under the influence of non-Korean poets. A scrutiny of the poems by Jeong reveals that he was indebted not only to East and South Asian poets, but also to Western poets in general and American and British poets in particular. A significant strand in the fabric of Jeong’s poetry, although not yet given much attention by literary historians in Korea or abroad, is English poetry and its influences. Those English poets include William Blake, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, Joyce Kilmer, Sara Teasdale, and Trumbull Stickney.


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  • Wook-Dong Kim
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  1. 1.UlsanKorea (Republic of)

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