Both personified proses and fable novels are using personified techniques in common. A personified prose emphasizes on an ambiguous description which uses old stories or codes without stories. Ambiguous stories of personified proses are divided into surfaced stories and concealed ones, and the former is exposed to on the stories, while the latter is not openly expressed on the stories but just metaphorically on them. Fable novels, however, have been believed for a long time that have been originated from fables. Seo Oak ki is a kind of fable novel, different from personified proses and it is exposed personified techniques and also, simultaneously, expressed with ambiguous description. Although the ambiguous description of 『Seo Oak Ki(鼠獄記=鼠獄說)』 follows personified proses method, its description shows some differences. In other words, its ambiguous description shows exposing both its surfaced story and its concealed story. Therefore, the ambiguous stories of personified proses are exposed on the surfaced stories and written metaphorically, not exposed on the concealed stories, while 『Seo Oak Ki(鼠獄記)』 has both stories. This difference clearly shows that 『Seo Oak Ki(鼠獄記)』 accepts the description of personified proses and also uses a changed description style. And this testifies a fable novel. Seo Oak Ki has been mainly related with personified proses from their origin. Many fable novels since the second half of Yi Dynasty has been using ambiguous description within limited range. And this kind of novel has few ambiguous description, but follows the way of description of the personified proses. In conclusion. it is the excessively short-sighted analyses to persist all the fable novels are originated from fables. The partial use of the ambiguous description no doubt shows fable novels adopted the personified description.
Ⅰ. 문제의 제기
Ⅱ. 중의적 서술방식의 다양한 유형
Ⅲ. 의인체 산문과 우화소설의 중의적 서술방식
Ⅳ. 결론. 사대부 문인의 희작적 취향에 따른 중의적 서술방식