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  • n. a traditional Korean lyrical form consisting of three long lines.


Romanization of the Korean 시조. (Wiktionary)


  • From the inside flap, I learned that sijo is a type of poem that originated in Korea.

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  • 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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