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- n. a traditional Korean lyrical form consisting of three long lines.
From the inside flap, I learned that sijo is a type of poem that originated in Korea.
From the middle years of Chosn, new poetic styles (kasa and sijo) emerged for composition in Korean.
There is a pause in the middle of each line and so, in English, a sijo is sometimes printed in six lines rather than three.
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