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„Przyjaźń” i „kochanie” w wierszach Mickiewicza
„Friendship” and „love” in Mickiewicz’s works

Author(s): Michał Masłowski
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: poem "Niepewność"; love; friendship; Philomates; Oda do Młodości; happy love; fulfilled love; being friends; being in love; intimacy; longing
Summary/Abstract: The following article on the poem Niepewność [Uncertainty] deals with the context of feelings such as love and friendship among Philomates as well as in Mickiewicz’s work. As far as friendship is concerned, the most important poem is the "Oda do Młodości" [Ode to Youth]; as to the construction of imagery of love, the main metaphor which appears in the "Dziady" [Forefathers’ Eve] Part IV, is that of the volcano. Although it sounds like a joke, the anacreontic Uncertainty actually tackles a serious subject. Mickiewicz breaks up with the topic of impossible love and gives the picture of happy and fulfilled love. Putting aside biographical details makes it possible to bring out from the text the feeling of longing for intimacy and the lack of contradiction between being friends and being in love. The intimacy of both relationships gives it a universal dimension.

  • Page Range: 149-160
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish