Gasa (poetry)

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Hangul 가사
Hanja 歌詞 also 歌辭
Revised Romanization gasa
McCune–Reischauer kasa

Gasa (or Kasa) was a form of poetry popular during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. Gasas were commonly sung, and were popular among yangban women. Jeong Cheol, a poet of the 16th century, is regarded as having perfected the form, which consisted of parallel lines, each broken into two four-syllable units. The form had first emerged during the Goryeo period.

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  • Kim, Dae-haeng. 2009 Classical Poetic Songs of Korea. Ewha Womans [sic] University Press. See Section VI. "Gasa: Long Vernacular Verse."