Constellation
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Gwiazdozbiór "Pana Tadeusza". O lirykach wokół poematu
Constellation "Pan Tadeusz". On lyrics revolving around the poem

Author(s): Jan Tomkowski
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Dziady; Księgi narodu polskiego i pielgrzymstwa polskiego; national epic poem; lyric poetry; religious poetry; philosophical poetry; Rozum i wiara; Śniła się zima…; patriotic poems; Reduta Ordona
Summary/Abstract: The year 1832 was for Mickiewicz an exceptional year. He wrote the third part of his poem "Dziady" [Forefathers’ Eve] and "Księgi narodu polskiego i pielgrzymstwa polskiego" [Books of the Polish Nation and Its Pilgrimage] and later he started writing the national epic poem "Pan Tadeusz". However, apart from these great masterpieces, which undoubtedly overshadowed his other works written at that time, Mickiewicz created lyric poetry that after all deserves attention as well. These pieces of writing include about twenty minor works written around the year 1832. They are divided into three groups – the religious and philosophical poetry, among others, "Rozum i wiara" [Reason and Faith], "Śniła się zima…" [I Dreamed of Winter...], the patriotic poems "Reduta Ordona" [Ordon’s Redoubt], "Śmierć Pułkownika" [Death of the Colonel] and the fables. This article reviews that Mickiewicz’s lyric poetry forms a constellation revolving around the greatest poet’s masterpiece. It reveals the motives, the images and the metaphors both in the lyric poetry as well as the poem "Pan Tadeusz".

  • Page Range: 265-277
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish