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Topika mitologiczna w poezji dawnej
Mythological topics in old poetry

Author(s): Marzena Walińska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt to place ancient mythology within the Old‑Polish topics, and defineits place and role in poetic realizations of loci communes. An overview of the state of research is totake a stand on various propositions of understanding the term “topos” and use it in the analysis ofmythologisms in old poetry, an emphasis being put on the topics of Apollo (among others works byJ. Brzozowski, J. Abramowska, J. Kotarska). An analytic par t of the work is devoted to an considera‑tion of various topoi of a mythological origin in the Baroque poetry, their variantability and ways ofutilizing in poetic texts. Among others such topoi as “weeping like Niobe”, “to be Orpheus’s egual”,“to repeat Orpheus’ gesture”, Charon transporting souls, and “cutting off the threads of life” arediscussed.The aim of the paper is to verify and prove the legitimacy of distinguishing mythological topicsand defining rules of its functioning in the 16th and 17th century literature.

  • Page Range: 7-28
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Polish