Korean Poetry: A Response to Oppression Korea is a country in which the freedom is always an issue. Oppression has been both domestic and international at different times. Poetry in Korea was usually a response to this oppression. A comparison of poetry in the Choson period and the Japanese colonial period both display resistance to oppression; the primary difference being the source of the oppression. In order to begin this argument it is necessary to look at the Choson period in Korea. The Choson period in Korea lasted from approximately 1392 to 1910. The period began with the enthronement of Yi Songgye by a group of pro-Confucian reformers in 1392(Kim 72). The Choson officially ended on August 10, 1910 when King Sunjong was forced to...The end:
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