The article focusses on the matters of music and musicality and the means used by poets to create it. The ways of creating the music effects in verse are identified and described. The peculiriar functioning of sound and sence in poetry is illustrated with the close analysis of Marina Tsvetaeva's poem "I have opened my veins..."
F. Werfel about G. Verdi (based on the composition «Verdi. Novel of the opera») (by Zusman V. G., Zusman N. D.). In this paper the cultural opposition «Verdi - Wagner» is discussed. The opposition is described by the Austrian writer Franz Werfel in his «Verdi. Novel of the opera». Werfel compares the artistic world and the personality of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi with the German composer Richard Wagner. The author comes to conclusion, that the principle of melody, the power of an individual human voice expressed in the music of Verdi are much more important than the combined force of the instruments in the orchestra of Wagner.
Rhetoric strategies of political speeches: Silvio Berlusconi as a linguistic identity (by Batishchewa T. S., Gronskaya N. E.) is dealing with the concept of «linguistic identity» in political discourse. The public speeches of the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi were used as a case. Conducting analysis we identified key communicative strategies in the political language of the individual.