Musk and Camphor. Pushkin's poem

Мускус и камфора. "Отъ меня вечоръ Леила…" А. С. Пушкина.
Musk and Camphor. Pushkin's poem "Ot menia vechor Leila ..."

The structure of the text and poetic tradition

Author(s): Fyodor Dvinyatin
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Poetry, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: TLU Institute of Estonian Language and Culture
Keywords: 19th-century Russian literature; Alexander Pushkin (1799—1837); poetics;history of literature;

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the structure of one of Alexander Pushkin’s last poems—“Ot menia vechor Leila…” (1835—36): from the level of phonetics to the levels of grammar and lexis. Aft er completing the formal analysis, Fyodor Dvinyatin moves on to the poem’s semantics: he singles out the opposition musk vs. camphor, and focuses on the description of its function in Pushkin’s poem and in poetic tradition.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 29-47
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Russian