Yi Gyu-bo (1168~1241) was a talented poet and official of the Goryeo Dynasty. He was considered a prodigy as he could write poetry at age 9. He eventually turned delinquent, however, and even started to drink when young and failed to pass the civil service exam until his early 20s. But Yi wrote The Saga of King Dongmyeong동명왕편, Korea’s first long epic poem that describes the myths of the founding of the Goguryeo Dynasty.
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1. What did Yi Gyu-bo write?
1. Can you write poems, too? Do you like reading poems?