Африка, Ахматова, акмеизм [Интервью о Н. Гумилеве]
This is the collection of abstracts of the International Conference "Frontiers in Comparative Metrics 2", which took place in Tallinn in April 2014.
In the article russian acmeism is considered in he context of the criticism of the 1910s
The article deals with the role of intonation in a poetic text and the ways poets fix intonation in their work. In the beginning of the XX-th century intonation started to play the leading part in the Russian poetry while the traditional means of organization of poetic text were losing their relevance. Akhmatova used to call poets catchers of intonations. The analysis of Akhmatovas poem It is simple and its translation into English by Richard McKain shows what sort of changes tend to happen with the intonation of the original and how they affect the meaning.