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As a poet, Lee Ho-woo pursued the intensity of spirit. So in order to understand his works, it is crucial to know the foundation of the intensity. The intensity showing in his poems originated his tragic outlook on the world. This dissertation focuses on the cause and characteristic hidden in his tragic world view.His tragic outlook on the world was basically caused by the conflict with the world. The existing real world is always absurd. He tries to attain his idea for a perfect world and stand against the reality. But he meets with defeat because an individual is not strong enough to cope with the mighty society he lives in.The cause making his discord with the world is divided into three factors. First, he experienced the colonial period in his youth. Secondly, his home life was not a happy one in his childhood. Finally, when he grew up, the society he lived in sought after modernization. It meant Westernization and absolute denial of traditional value.The tragic characteristic is divided three patterns. First, he criticized fiercely the absurd reality. Secondly, he did his best to put up with this negative reality. Finally, in spite of his effort, he failed to become reconcile with the reality and return to nature. So he wrote many poems that center on nature. In this respect, I regard his reconciliation with nature as hypo- critical reconciliation.