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Mickiewiczowskie wariacje sonetowe
Mickiewicz’s sonnet variations

Author(s): Jacek Brzozowski
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Cisza morska; Burza; Jastrząb; Góra Kikineis; sonnet variations; Do Samotności; Snuć miłość...; lyric poem; Nad wodą wielką i czystą…; poetic expression
Summary/Abstract: The author analyses the poems in which Mickiewicz abandons the model of an Italian sonnet that dominates his poetic output. The poems in question include two sonnets from the collection published in Moscow in 1826 – "Cisza morska" [Becalmed] and "Burza" [The Storm], one of the poems unpublished by the author himself – "Jastrząb" [The Hawk], and also "Góra Kikineis" [Mount Kikineis]; three sonnet variations – "Do Samotności" [To Loneliness], and "Snuć miłość..." [Spin Love…] as well as the sonnet-like part of a lyric poem "Nad wodą wielką i czystą…" [Over the Water Grand and Clear...]. The analysis of these poems renders it possible to conclude that both his departure from the sonnet model as well as the applied sonnet variations become a significant means for Mickiewicz to convey the content which is either extremely difficult or almost impossible to verbalise in a discursive manner. What is more, they are also a sign of a new type of poetic expression.

  • Page Range: 161-169
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish