This paper presents an investigation to Dasan Jeong Yak-yong s perceptions of animals and his embodiment of them in his poetry and prose. The study covered total 35 kinds of animals from a collection of his poetry and prose titled Yeoyudangjeonseo including the dolphin(the killer whale), the tiger(the dhole, fox, and rabbit), the fly, the rat(the cat, sparrow, and fox), the monkey, the snake(the hawk and owl, the snake scale and cicada wing), the spider(the spider web, the winged insect), the pheasant(the chicken, hawk, and phoenix), the squid(the egret), the Nansae(the caddis worm), the pine caterpillar, the mosquito, and the cicada. The main animals were presented first with the ones mentioned along with them put in parenthesis. Jeong s perceptions of each animal varied in patterns according to the time and external environment of his poetry or prose creation. The periods are generally divided the period before exile, during exile, and the period after exile. His perceptions of animals in his poetry and prose written before and after exile were mostly universal and general. The animals in his poetry and prose written during exile, however, were embodied in a complicated manner beyond their universal attributes. The main body of the study thus focused on examining the objects that he tried to express through animals and the symbolism of animals.
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