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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



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Information about the author:

Victoria V. Nikultseva, PhD in Philology, Docent, Head of Department of Social, Humanitarian and General Legal Disciplines, Moscow University of Finance and Law MFUA, Vvedensky 1 a, 117342 Moscow, Russia.

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The article presents a linguopoetic analysis of the poems of Igor-Severyanin dedicated to the memory of O. Wilde, containing an assessment of the life and work of the English writer. Feeling like a double of an aesthete with a scandalous fame, young Igor-Severyanin follows the principles of dandyism and self-promotion, which is reflected in his early poetry. The article deals with an analysis of Igor-Severyanin’s poems “Hashish Neftis” (1913), “The Ballad V” (1916), “Wilde’s Aphorisms” (1918). The author of the article regards a composition, a system of images, a level of ideas and subjects via the analysis of the next language levels: lexico-semantic, phonetic, grammatical. Without any doubt from the point of view of stylistics a set of expressive devices used by the author in his writings is interesting for the researcher of poetic texts.

  • Keywords: Igor-Severyanin, Oscar Wilde, the philological analysis, language levels of the text, individual author’s style, expressive devices of the language.


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