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Matyash S.A. ABOUT RELATION OF FOLKLORE AND LITERARY TRADITIONS IN THE "BOOK ABOUT A COMBATANT" OF A.TVARDOVSKY "VASILY TERKIN"Researchers who analyzed the traditional sources of the "Book about a Combatant" (poem) "Vasiliy Terkin" rightly take into account both folklore and literary traditions. Talking about these traditions analysts were analyzing specifics of verse — metrical form, rhyme, strophes, sounds. The author of this articles proposes and justifies the necessity to analyze the correlation of these two traditions and suggests that analysis of enjambements will help in this process. Enjambements in this poem didn't draw the attention of any researcher so far. Russian folk poetry does not use enjambements at all, therefore presence of them in the "Book about a Combatant" proves the strong influence of literary tradition. The author of this article analyzed frequency and structure of enjambements with few parameters and compared the results with similar data in Russian poems of XIX-XX century, which allowed to see that Tvardovsky was inspired by epic poetry of Pushkin's and post-Pushkins' era. The author also performed the analysis of lexis of enjambements, using stylistics data in vocabularies, which allowed to reveal one of the mechanisms of links between folk and literary traditions. Key words: Tvardovsky A.T., "Vasiliy Terkin", folk tradition, Russian classical poetry tradition, theory of verse, enjambement, lexis.


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Author: Matyash S.A.

Year: 2015

Sergey Aleksandrovich

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