Autometadescription in Estonian poetry 1 Cover Image

Autometakirjeldus eesti luules 1
Autometadescription in Estonian poetry 1

Author(s): Maria-Kristiina Lotman, Mihhail Lotman, Rebekka Lotman
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology
Published by: Eesti Semiootika Selts
Keywords: theory of verse; autometadescription; Estonian verse; semiotics; verse graphics; värsiõpetus; autometakirjeldus; eesti värss; semiootika; värsigraafika

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to systematize the sign mechanisms in Estonian poetry. Special attention is paid to these forms which Roman Timenchik has called autometadescriptive (1975). The subject of the study is Estonian poetry in its entirety, beginning with Kristjan Jaak Peterson and ending with contemporary authors. Full analysis has been made of the authors of the end of the 19th century – the beginning of the 20th century and of the end of the 20th century, selectively also the texts from the 1930–1980 have been studied. The first part of the paper treats autometapoetics in the graphics of the Estonian verse.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 011-034
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Estonian