«Праздник урожая во Дворце труда» в контексте поэтики Б. Гребенщикова
Volume in a series that publishes the results of long-term collective research carried out in the framework of a project conducted by employees of the Voronezh state University under the leadership of A. A. Faustov
The article explores repetition and key words in A. N. Ostrovsky's "Thunder-storm". The analysis of the most frequent words of the play - "house", "life", "death" - reveals that they are regularly used in the drama in the meanings which are opposite to their dictionary definitions. Life is synonymous with death, death bears true life, and house becomes a place not for living, but for torture. This distortion of fundamental concepts and notions underscores the similarity between the town of Kalinov and the kingdom of the dead . At the same time the association between the house and the grave points out the parallelism between Ostrovsky"s play and folklore texts, first of all, folk ballads.
The paper analyzes motif structure of «big poems» by Brodsky. Basic invariants and the most frequent cases of their implementation are singled out. The author suggests that leitmotif deployment is the constructive principle of the composition of «big poems». An attempt is made to build a classification of Brodsky’s «big poems» form on the basis of predicative structure.