Absract: We single out the stable set of elements in the poetics of Lermontov connected with motifs of eternity and immortality. It turns out that in many cases, on the level of imagery, infinite spatial distance are linked with eternal existence. Moreover, a number of paradoxes are noticed, which put the lyric subject into ambiguous and contradictory light. We offer a general scheme of appearing such motifs in Lermontov's works. The poems ‘Clouds’, ‘Dreams’, ‘I go out on the road alone’ are analyzed in detail. We also trace out the said characteristics in other Lermontov's works, including his prose.
Keywords: motifs, artistic time, artistic space
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Pages: 5-16
Author: O. B. Zaslavskii

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