"Król-Duch" i gra słowami
"King-Ghost" and playing with words

Author(s): Jerzy Paszek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a new approach to the language and style of Słowacki’s biggest work in terms of quantity (two volumes of inedits and separately printed first rhapsody of King-Ghost). The very sketch shows shaping and transformations of selected poem octaves, their masterpiece rhymes, any rhetoric pen moves in the sphere of syntax (a preference for sophisticated zeugma or surprising word clashes), hidden and camouflaged semantic play (references to a real or poetic etymology of particular words, perseverance of “stars” and “starwomen”. Also, the issues of editing mystic works by Słowacki intriguing the reader by an enigma of the “philological non-soluble” have been touched upon.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1+2 (2)
  • Page Range: 191-204
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish