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Tema ljubavi u pjesništvu Maka Dizdara (dvojstva i odrazi zvuka i slike)
The Theme of Love in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar (The Dualisms and Reflections of Sound and Imagine)

Author(s): Sanja Franković
Subject(s): Bosnian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fakultet humanističkih nauka, Univerzitet »Džemal Bijedić« u Mostaru
Keywords: the theme of love; the metaphor of season; synecdoche; antimetabole; paradox; homophony;
Summary/Abstract: The theme field of love in the poetry of Mak Dizdar is revealed as the love of lyrical subject towards girl and woman, fidelity to the life ideals, and mother’s love towards son. The poems dedicated to woman’s beauty are the most numerous. The parts of woman’s body are equated with the manifestations of nature as synecdoches and the external indications of spirit. Woman’s deceptive love is mysteriuosly represented by motifs and language of oral literature’s poem. In poem Femaleswimmer mermaid symbolizes the ideal love, and since it is not from this world, no one is worthy of it. The young day-dreamer, still pure under the sun of life, is the closest to it. The poems on mother’s love as the unity of mother and son carry the special emotional heaviness, expressed in human, but also in animal world (poetical ekphrasis of stećak perpetuates the protective love of a doe to its fawn). In formal sense, the accoustic reflection of the words one in another is important, which also confirms the amalgamation of their contents: man is equated with the nature, and body with spirit. The unity of opposites expresses the aspiration for the overcoming of dualism as a prinicple of being, but also the ancient tone of Bosnian Bogumile spirituality. Key words: the theme of love, ekphrasis, the metaphor of seasons, synecdoche, antimetabole, paradox, syntactic paralelisms, homophony

  • Page Range: 147-170
  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Croatian