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The preceding review in this paper has focused on Song Deuk Bong’s daily routain and creative activity. Me-Am Ilki, the diary of ‘Me-Am Yu Hee Chune’ who is Song Deuk Bong’ husband, was written by him from 1567 through 1577. This paper studied Song Deuk Bong’s life and literature systematically on the basis of Me-Am Ilki.In the first place she plays a large part on her family. She not only ran a household she but played roles of needle woman, mistress, relief of the poor. She was the chief support of the family and held herself responsible for household economy. Naturally she enjoyed her life such as socializing with wives, going on an outing, playing a changgi, holding a family party and doing a creative activity. In addition she read extensively 경서(the Chineses classics of Confucianism) and 사서(the Four Books of Ancient China), prepared her to be a woman ‘sun-be’(선비) of a fine appearance, she had been writing Korean old poems, compositions, letters and so on all her life. Song Deuk Bong’s thinking appears in these literary works. As shown above, she held her own dignified behavior against her husband. She entrusted even her parents’ to her husband. Besides exchanging poem with her husband, she played a role such as a moral supporter, and what is more, enjoyed sincerely conjugal love easily standing comparison with married couple of today .It mostly has been considering traditional family as patriarchal system and also strictly closed system under the perspective of later Joseon Dynasty. However, even in the sixties century, as shown above, women not only was the chief support of the family but also did romantic conjugal love expressing herself honestly.